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Clinical Pathology Residency Experience

Our program is designed to provide residents with a good foundation of knowledge in all aspects of Clinical Pathology and an in-depth experience in one of the subspecialties that particularly interests them. To accomplish this, residents rotate through each of the sections of the Clinical Laboratories during their first year.
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. Core rotations include:

  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Medical Microbiology and Virology
  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Immunology and Flow Cytometry
  • Molecular Diagnostics and Precision Medicine
  • Veterans Administration Rotation
  • Laboratory Administration
  • Clinical Informatics

Research and clinical subspecialty opportunities are available to allow completion of the final 18 months of training in the CP track. Upon completion of the program, residents are prepared for careers in either academic or community medicine.

Many applicants for Clinical Pathology training have already begun to focus on a clinical subspecialty interest and are often considering additional fellowship training. Our fellowship program directors in Chemistry, Hematopathology, Microbiology, and Transfusion work closely with the program director for CP, as well as the overall AP/CP & AP-only tracks, to integrate joint recruitment for residency/fellowship at the time of residency matching. Such joint recruitment is also crafted to allow for creativity in the design of each individual’s training pathway, e.g., some residents elect to do fellowship training after 2, rather than 3, years of CP residency, while other applicants wish to pursue fellowship training after they have completed some post-doctoral work following CP residency. As always, our commitment to training is based on helping each individual develop their best career pathway as they advance to junior faculty status.

The Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology invite you to join us for one of our virtual open houses featuring our Residency Program Leadership and residents. You will hear about our exceptional subspecialized faculty, scholarly opportunities, and educational environments, and what it’s like living in the beautiful New Haven, Connecticut area. These sessions are purely informational and intended to give you a chance to get to know us better prior to applying for our residency program. We look forward to meeting you and sharing what makes us excited about our program!