YES has a separate NRMP number: 1089110C1. Make sure to apply for both YES and our traditional four year residency (NRMP# 1089110C0).
- During the PGY-3 year, YES residents do not complete rotations in simulation, the Crisis Intervention Unit (Emergency Psychiatry), or electives, instead converting that time to additional months at Yale with a reduced monthly shift burden. In the past, this reduction was accomplished by having YES PGY-3s complete 6 clinical blocks over 9 blocks.
- During the PGY-4 year, YES residents do not complete simulation or electives. YES PGY-4s complete 6.5 blocks of emergency department shifts over 9 blocks.
- YES residents graduate along with their traditional-resident colleagues in June of their PGY-4 year, and become board-prepared at that time.
- Please note that this information is subject to change based on the academic requirements of individual residents.
1) Summer PGY-2 to 3: Basic “crash-course” in biostatistical theory and methods
2) Summer PGY-3 to 4: courses in biostats, qualitative methods, and quantitative methods (about 10-12 hours/week) from National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP); optional healthcare policy coursework (1-2 hours/week)
3) Fall PGY-4: continue NCSP biostats (optional additional research methods classes); research ethics course taught by Investigative Medicine Program (IMP) (total about 5-6 hours/week)
4) Spring PGY-4: continue NCSP biostats (4-6 hours/week)
5) PGY-5: Clinical research design course taught by YES faculty; grant writing course taught by IMP faculty
Class time is protected from clinical shifts for PGY-3 and 4 residents. Most coursework is taught by faculty from the National Clinical Scholars Program at Yale); more info at link below. Tuition for the all coursework is paid for by the YES program. For interested residents, additional optional coursework can be completed through almost any of Yale’s graduate schools (e.g., computer science, statistics, etc).Curriculum Summary for Advanced Health Sciences Research (AHSR) Course Participants
- YES residents are expected to apply for internal departmental research funding during their PGY-3 and PGY-4 years. Residents may apply sooner, if they have an appropriate project.
- Conference funding: the Yale Emergency Medicine residency program has traditionally offered support for residents presenting their research or otherwise representing the program at national meetings. Associated costs, such as poster printing, are often covered by the department as well.
- Research support: YES residents have access to faculty and departmental resources (specifically research support and statistical staff) while preparing applications for competitive national funding sources (e.g., SAEMF-RAMS).
- GME Stipend: The above funding sources are in addition to the annual GME stipend offered to all residents (usually amounts to ~$1100 annually, before some costs for ACEP/SAEM dues and educational materials are covered).
- Technology: The hospital issues Apple iPhones to all residents for clinical use (including data plan); some residents opt to use this as their personal cell-phone as well. A large amount of statistical and other scientific software is available to residents at low or no cost. YES residents and fellows have access to some hospital and departmental computing resources, including storage space on servers, department issued research laptops, and office working space. Through collaborations with other Yale schools and departments, additional resources may be available as well, including “wet” biomedical labs, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) support, cluster/high-performance computing access, 3-D printing and mechanical workshops.