The Yale Pediatric Residency Program

The Yale Pediatric Residency Program is designed to combine intensive learning in patient care settings with supplemental, broad-based didactic experiences. Faculty, fellow and chief and senior resident guided learning at the bedside and in the ambulatory setting form our program's core learning opportunities. Electives and specialized tracks, such as in research and global health, provide opportunities to explore individualized pathways for learning. Our curriculum is carefully evaluated yearly and continuously improved with significant resident input to the review process. Our most notable recent innovation is moving to an immersion clinic schedule in which the outpatient experience no longer occurs in weekly continuity clinics but in 5-6 two week blocks scattered throughout the year. The clinic blocks are modeled to resemble a real outpatient practice with a mix of well child and acute visits in the same sessions. Likewise, the inpatient experiences are left undiluted allowing residents to focus entirely on their inpatient panel/education during those months. Below are yearly summary schedules for each of our three years of training. In addition, check our list of conferences and other teaching sessions. Please note that each resident receives 32 days of vacation spread over two 2 week periods and one 4-day holiday.

  • Inpatient Units (18 weeks)
  • Inpatient Night Float (4 weeks)
  • Pediatric intensive care unit (4 weeks) 
  • Neonatal intensive care unit (4 weeks) 
  • Emergency department (4 weeks) 
  • Outpatient general pediatrics/continuity clinic (10 weeks) 
  • Development and behavioral pediatrics (2 weeks) 
  • Newborn nursery (2 weeks) 
  • Continuity clinic (1/2 day per week during ED and elective blocks only, all other continuity clinic time is folded into the clinic blocks)
  • Inpatient Units (16 weeks)
  • Pediatric intensive care unit (4 weeks)
  • Neonatal intensive care unit (6 weeks)
  • Emergency department (4 weeks)
  • Outpatient general pediatrics/continuity clinic (10 weeks)
  • Newborn Nursery (2 weeks)
  • Development and behavioral pediatrics (2 weeks)
  • Electives (6 weeks)
  • Continuity clinic (1/2 day per week during ED and elective blocks only)
  • Inpatient Units (12-16 weeks)
  • Pediatric intensive care unit (optional) 
  • Emergency department (4 weeks) 
  • Outpatient general pediatrics/continuity clinic (8 weeks) 
  • Electives (20 weeks) 
  • Continuity clinic (1/2 day per week during elective blocks only, all other continuity clinic time is folded into the clinic blocks)