Resident Research and Scholarship
The Yale School of Medicine is one of the preeminent centers for biomedical, technological, and behavioral research. The School of Medicine is organized into thirty-one research intensive departments and sections in both the clinical and basic sciences and occupies approximately 1.5 million square feet adjacent to Yale-New Haven Hospital. There is an extensive faculty and research staff including more than 4,000 individuals with some 819 full-time faculty members and over 1,000 trainees involved in clinical care, research, and medical education. The principal sponsor of research in the School of Medicine is the federal government through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Support from the NIH is the fourth highest among US medical schools, with the Department of Medicine as the largest single recipient while The Department of Pediatrics currently ranks first in the amount of grant support awarded to Departments of Pediatrics by the National Institutes of Health.
All residents are required to complete a scholarly activity project during residency. These projects can consist of case reports, literature reviews, curriculum development, or hypothesis driven research.