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Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the Yale Laboratory Medicine Residency Program and Fellowships. These pages emphasize the Yale CP Residency Tracks, both clinical and physician-scientist, as well as individual CP-intensive fellowships. In addition to the residency program, we also offer fellowships in Transfusion Medicine, Hematopathology, Medical Microbiology, Clinical Chemistry, Molecular Genetic Pathology, and Informatics. We emphasize that our Residency and Fellowship programs are fully integrated in a single program with AP/CP and AP-only training pathways. Yale is fortunate to have a long and distinguished history of training leaders in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, both at the forefront of clinical practice in the community or in academia, as well as in clinical, translational, and basic science research. We are exceedingly proud of all our graduates and remain dedicated to producing the next generation of pathologists ready to take on the remarkably rapid evolving nature of our discipline as the 21st century brings new genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, imaging, cell therapy, enhanced multidisciplinary consultation, population health, and many other exciting areas of advanced pathology to our practice. 

Our residency program is one of the larger programs in the country, serving the sixth largest hospital in the country. The depth and breadth of our academic medical center (including the Smilow Cancer Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, and major centers of excellence in Translational Immunology, Neurosciences, Transfusion/Hematology, and Informatics) allows us to educate our residents and fellows in both today’s state-of-the-art pathology as well as in the future of practice. Rotations at our associated community hospital and the Connecticut VA provide a broad practice experience. This breadth also allows us to more effectively tailor training to a particular resident/fellow’s career plans, matching electives and combination programs (e.g., residency and fellowship, residency and scientific training) to the needs of the individual, what we like to think of as “personalized GME training”. For example, we have training programs that offer residents a physician-scientist experience that allows MD trainees to obtain a PhD in Investigative Medicine in a combined physician-scientist track or a MHS degree to enhance clinical/translational investigation. We are fortunate to have a diverse, expert and accessible faculty very dedicated to teaching. Indeed, the Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine faculty have won 30% of the Medical School wide Bohmfalk Teaching Awards since the inception of that Award. 

Explore our website and do not hesitate to contact us with questions. We look forward to meeting you!

Apply to the Clinical Pathology Residency Program

Residents must have a Doctor of Medicine degree from an approved U.S. or Canadian medical school or must hold a currently valid ECFMG certificate if they are physicians with M.D. degrees from other medical schools.

All applications to the program must be made via the ERAS program administered by the NRMP. Applicants are encouraged to contact the program director (Dr. Henry Rinder) beforehand to discuss their career plans and to explore how Yale can help them accomplish their goals. You may contact the Clinical Pathology training director as follows:

Clinical Pathology Training Director
Department of Laboratory Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
PO Box 208035
333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06520-8035