Thank you for your interest in postdoctoral training in Allergy & Clinical Immunology at the Yale University School of Medicine.
This ACGME-accredited program of graduate medical education in Allergy & Immunology at Yale gives great emphasis:
- the acquisition of clinical skills appropriate to care for adult and pediatric patients in this specialty;
- the development of the ability to teach the specialty to future generations; and;
- the attainment of insights and skills necessary to conduct fundamental clinical, laboratory, or translational research.
At the completion of the program, Yale fellows should be prepared to compete effectively for full time positions in academic medicine in which patient care, teaching and research are combined. The training period is two years with an optional third year.
The first year of the program comprises intense clinical teaching by attending staff in the field, participation in clinical and immunology seminars weekly, and an exploration of the research programs that are underway at Yale.
For fellows who are planning clinical careers, the second year is an opportunity to expand upon the knowledge and skills obtained in the first year, and engage in clinical research and quality improvement projects that will enhance our clinical care and understanding of allergy and immunology patients.
For fellows who demonstrate skill and commitment to research, the second year and third years are devoted principally to the development, articulation, execution, and writing of a research project in which they learn tools of immunological research and the pitfalls in producing valid data. During this time they continue with reduced duties in clinical activities and continue to attend conferences, with the remainder of their time devoted solely to their research efforts.
Allergy & Immunology Grand Rounds, Journal Clubs, and Clinical Case Conferences are held every Friday morning from September to June. A Summer Lecture Series is offered in July and August to provide fellows with the tools and knowledge to succeed in the clinical arena. Fellows may also take courses at the Medical School in basic immunology and translational research through the Investigative Medicine Program, a PhD granting program for physicians, or audit didactic teaching sessions in basic immunology courses designed for graduate students.
Questions regarding the program can be directed to: