Clinical Investigator Track
The Yale Department of Therapeutic Radiology provides a unique opportunity for trainees interested in pursuing a career as clinical investigators. All trainees have 10–12 months of protected research time, and interested/select candidates will participate in the coursework of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale. Specifically trainees will take courses in high level statistics and research methods during the 6 month coursework period. This intensive didactic experience will allow the trainee to develop the expertise necessary to design studies and analyze data more independently. Trainees will also be expected to formulate 2 research projects prior to entering the didactic program. The projects will be further developed and refined during the research elective with the support of 1-2 faculty mentors from the Department of Therapeutic Radiology. Costs associated with the program, such as books and other necessary support are covered by the Department of Therapeutic Radiology. A maximum of one trainee per year will be considered. For more information, please contact Lynn D. Wilson, MD, MPH (Vice Chairman and Clinical Director) 203-737-1202.
Clinical Investigator Track Candidates
- 2006 Roy H. Decker, MD, PhD
- 2007 James B. Yu, MD
- 2009 Shira Galper, MD
- 2010 Grace Dixon, MD
ABR Holman Pathway
The American Board of Radiology recognizes the relative shortage of physician investigators in radiation oncology. A pathway to enhance research has been created (ABR Holman Research Pathway) which allows an individual to train in radiation oncology and in basic, clinical, or translational investigation.
The program is designed for superb trainees who possess very strong clinical ability and a commitment to research. A total of 27 months of clinical training is required and this may include 2 months from the PGY-1 year. Candidates must complete the same requirements as other trainees in brachytherapy(interstitial and intracavitary), stereotactic procedures and pediatrics. Holman candidates are expected to simulate a minimum of 350 adult cases compared to 450 for non-Holman trainees.
The Yale program participates in the Holman Pathway. Trainees must show exceptional promise as clinicians and researchers. Candidates should apply during their PGY-2 year. Additional information may be found on the ABR website.