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Applications must be completed in the year prior to when the fellowship begins, however earlier completion is strongly encouraged.


Applicants must be physicians who are board eligible or certified in either Pathology by American Board of Pathology, or in either adult or pediatric Infectious Disease by the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Board of Pediatrics. Consideration will be given to candidates with boards in Pediatrics or Internal Medicine (without Infectious Disease certification) only if they have experience relevant to Medical Microbiology sufficient to qualify for boards. Graduates of our fellowship must be eligible for boards in Clinical Microbiology according to the American Board of Pathology (ABP) criteria.

Inquiries about eligibility should be addressed to the Fellowship Director, Dr. David Peaper, at

CAP Application

Use the standardized CAP fellowship application. Please provide the documents requested on the application.

Application Download

Please send a CV, statement of your interest in Medical Microbiology and have letters of reference forwarded by three individuals - one of those letters should be from the Chair or the residency director of your prior training program.

Fellowship application, letters of recommendation, and curriculum vitae should be sent to:

Microbiology Fellowship Director
Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
Yale-New Haven Hospital
20 York St. - PS 653
New Haven, CT 06510-3202

Or electronically to: