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Resident Life

Why We Like New Haven

New Haven is a vibrant city situated on the shore of the Long Island Sound in southern Connecticut. Residents enjoy numerous activities in the area and benefit from Yale’s myriad resources, many of which are free of charge. Yale’s art galleries showcase world class collections, and the Peabody Museum of Natural History is a perennial favorite with our residents and their families. The Cushing Center and recently renovated Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library house priceless exhibits, including Harvey Cushing’s personal brain collection and a Gutenberg Bible, respectively.
Downtown New Haven features a host of restaurants, from pubs to fine dining; whether you’re in the mood for tapas, ramen, Thai, sushi, burgers, or New Haven’s famous apizza, almost any flavor you could crave is in within walking distance. If you’re a fan of shows and concerts, a number of theaters and venues are also located downtown. The Shubert Theatre has popular shows throughout the year; the Yale Repertory Theatre also holds many bold, eclectic performances over the course of its season. The College Street Music Hall is a popular concert hall with a wide variety of bands and performers on its schedule. Yale also hosts many interesting performances and events, ranging from guest speakers to special concerts.
New Haven’s location is convenient to New York City and Boston, by car and train. Residents get the cultural and culinary perks of the big city without the hassles or cost of living there —the Metro North trains can get you from Union Station to Grand Central in 90 minutes. In addition, we get the special pleasures of New England living, from fall foliage and great skiing to lobster rolls and beach days.

What Our Residents Have to Say

Our residency program is a rich experience, and our residents appreciate the depth and variety they encounter during their years here. Here are some of the things they have to say:

I am very grateful to have trained at Yale Pathology; I believe the residency program has effectively prepared me to function as a competent pathologist in either community practice or academia. The opportunities at Yale are endless; it is up to the trainees to seize them.

Santiago Delgado, PGY-4, AP/CP

The camaraderie among the residents and faculty is unparalleled here. Not to mention, the Pathologists’ Assistant (PA) staff are always available to teach in the grossing room and this makes a huge difference when we’re on our anatomic pathology rotations. I am thankful to be surrounded by colleagues who are not only extremely knowledgeable, but also supportive and understanding.

Savanah Gisriel, PGY-1, AP/CP

The Laboratory Medicine/Clinical Pathology training is excellent. The services are hands-on and we learn through exposure to many interesting and challenging cases. What’s more, we always have support from our fellows and attendings, who take time to teach whenever there is an opportunity.

Christopher Kerantzas, PGY-2, CP Only

The training here is fantastic! The volume is high and there are variety of cases, which allow the trainees to become competent diagnosing bread-and-butter cases as well as rare and complicated entities. The attendings are very friendly and approachable. We had residents who had gone into different career tracks, both in academia and community practice. For those with a strong research interest, the physician-scientist program is excellent. The trainees work closely with multiple mentors of their choice in building a career towards becoming independent researchers, while receiving top-notch pathology training.

Nalin Leelatian, PGY-2, AP/NP

The people are what make the program great. My co-residents are really motivated and fun individuals who all have an infectious passion for pathology. It’s really refreshing and something you really don’t see everywhere.

Austin McHenry, PGY-1, AP/CP

Our Resident "Family"

The greatest asset of the Yale Pathology Program is, far and away, the people. Our residency is a family, and even though we spend most of our weeks together, we still find plenty of time to get together outside of work. Recent resident events have included ropes courses, escape rooms, board game nights, Halloween costume parties, and the annual sporting event. We could write extensive descriptions of what it’s like to be a Yale resident, but it’s probably easier to show you. A picture is, after all, worth a thousand words.