The Yale Pediatric Residency Program

The Yale Pediatric Residency Program is designed to combine intensive learning in patient care setting 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. 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 31 days of vacation spread over three 9-day periods and one 4-day holiday. 

  • Inpatient Units (24 weeks)
  • Pediatric intensive care unit (4 weeks) 
  • Neonatal intensive care unit (4 weeks) 
  • Emergency department (4 weeks) 
  • General outpatient clinic (12 weeks) 
  • Development and behavioral pediatrics (4 weeks) 
  • Newborn nursery (2-3 weeks) 
  • Continuity clinic (1/2 day per week)
  • Inpatient Units (16 weeks)
  • Pediatric intensive care unit (4 weeks)
  • Neonatal intensive care unit (6-8 weeks)
  • Emergency department (4 weeks)
  • General outpatient clinic (8 weeks)
  • Adolescent medicine (4 weeks)
  • Moderate sedation/procedural course (2 weeks)
  • Electives (8 weeks)
  • Continuity clinic (1/2 day per week) 
  • Inpatient Units (16-20 weeks)
  • Pediatric intensive care unit (optional) 
  • Emergency department (4 weeks) 
  • General outpatient clinic (8 weeks) 
  • Electives (20 weeks) 
  • Continuity clinic (1/2 day per week)