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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.

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Residency Training

Programs are available for residents in the combined Anatomic Pathology (AP)/Clinical Pathology (CP) Program, as well as for residents in either straight CP or straight AP. Learn more about our combined AP/CP Program here.

An 18-month core curriculum in CP is offered to all residents to assure familiarity with all aspects of Laboratory Medicine. The core curriculum allows flexibility for subspecialization and tailoring the CP electives program to the individual interests of each resident.

Residents in the straight CP program, however, are required to complete a total of 36 months of training in Laboratory Medicine.

Research and clinical subspecialty opportunities are available to allow completion of the 3rd year of the CP track, as well as for residents in the AP/CP program who wish to pursue additional training in Laboratory Medicine. Research may be pursued not only within the Department, but also with mentors in basic science or clinical departments in the School of Medicine, School of Public Health, and Yale University.

While CP residents who are aiming for an academic research career are encouraged to apply for external support for research fellowships (such as K awards), salary is guaranteed for the full training period required for board eligibility in Clinical Pathology.

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