A Day in the Life of a CAP Fellow

Ever wonder what it would be like to train at Yale? Get to know a typical day in the life of a Yale fellow through their own words.

PGY-1 CAP — New Haven

Hi applicants! My name is Linda and I am a first year fellow here at Yale. I took the scenic route to child fellowship and spent the last four years at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, serving as Chief Resident my last year. I was glad to leave the big city for the small city and have been re-learning to enjoy things like dishwashers, fresh air, and not crying when I pay rent each month. My days are good and full, and here is what a usual day looks like for me as a fellow:

PGY-1 CAP — Solnit

Hello there! My name is Ayo and I am a fast tracker from residency at Mt Sinai Elmhurst in New York. I am originally from Texas, but have horsepowered my 20s and the beginning of my 30s as a Brooklyner. I received my bachelor's from Harvard University, masters' from Columbia University and Pace University, and went to medical school at Ross University. Before medical school, I was a high school teacher for 4 years at the Thomas Jefferson High School campus, in East New York. Additionally, I am the author of, "Look at My Eyes", a children's book for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and have founded a mental health initiative for Leprosy communities in India with my photographer beau. My passion is working with disadvantaged communities, and I have a keen interest in integrating physical and mental health with the arts during my clinical work and collaborative creative ventures.

PGY-2 CAP — New Haven

Hello there! My name is Leisel and I am one of the second year Child Psychiatry fellows. I completed medical school and Adult Psychiatry residency here at Yale. I loved being at Yale and because of the amazing reputation of the Child Study Center, fast-tracked into Child Psychiatry Fellowship. I can’t believe that I have been in New Haven almost 10 years! Time flies when you’re having fun!

PGY-2 CAP—Solnit

Hi! My name is Jason Dean, and I am a second year fellow at Yale. I am currently the chief fellow in the Solnit track, having finished my adult training at Harvard Longwood. I am married with three wonderful children, and Yale has been an incredibly family-friendly place.