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Pathology Residency Training Program

Yale’s pathology and laboratory medicine residency is an ACGME accredited training program offered through Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital. We offer multiple training tracks, including a four-year program in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (AP/CP), three-year programs in AP-only and CP-only, and a four-year AP/Neuropathology (AP/NP) program. For those seeking careers as physician-scientists, AP-only, AP/CP, and CP-only tracks can also be combined with a physician-scientist track to offer specialized opportunities in research.

Mission Statement

To train the future leaders of pathology and laboratory medicine as exemplary diagnosticians, investigators, and educators through a flexible curriculum that values curiosity, creativity, diversity, teamwork, and well-being. To provide education in subspecialized and generalist settings focused on outstanding patient care and impactful scholarly pursuits with opportunities for professional development to support individual career goals.


  • Provide exemplary training that produces competent and confident pathologists through strong foundational knowledge and graduated responsibilities
  • Provide the knowledge and technical skills to problem solve, evaluate, and interpret complex findings with clinicopathologic correlations
  • Provide exposure to evolving subspecialties and technologies in pathology, including molecular, informatics, and digital pathology
  • Emphasize managerial skills and quality improvement activities
  • Educate trainees on critical review of scientific literature that supports life-long learning and best practices in clinical care
  • Promote opportunities for research projects and scholarly activities
  • Train residents to be effective educators
  • Provide training in subspecialty and generalist settings

About Graduate Medical Education at Yale New Haven Hospital

For generations, Yale New Haven's world-renowned residency and fellowship programs have helped thousands of trainees fulfill their potential as skilled, compassionate and caring physicians. What differentiates us from other institutions, though, are dedicated faculty, facilities and resources that prepare you to become a leader and innovator in your chosen medical field.

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Residency Leadership