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Department of Pathology Clinical Observerships and Elective Rotations

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Department of Pathology Clinical Observerships and Elective Rotations

Clinical observerships and elective rotations provide training to Pathology professionals and those completing residency programs.

Visitors to the department who are not in a residency program must have a designated “sponsor” who is a current Yale Pathology faculty member who has agreed to take responsibility for organizing and coordinating the visitor’s experience in the department. The sponsor should be present (i.e., not on vacation or otherwise out of town) for the majority of the visitor’s time in the department.

Categories of Clinical Visitors/Observers

  • Observer: an individual looking to obtain non-credit experience or exposure to pathology; many of these individuals plan to apply subsequently for a residency position in the United States or for a pathologists’ assistant masters program
  • Resident Observer/Rotation: an enrollee in an ACGME accredited residency training program spending time in our department for an educational experience for which they will be claiming training credit. This could include pathology residents from another institution, or YNHH residents from other specialties.

Required Documents

  • Observer Application
  • Immunization Form
  • CV
  • Copy of Medical Degree
  • Proof of Health Insurance
  • Personal Statement (1-2 pages) describing your reason for wanting to complete an observership at Yale
  • Current Visa (if applicable)
  • PLA (if completing a residency elective rotation at an outside institution)


For information on Observerships:
Monica Solorzano, Manager of Administrative Services

For information on Resident/Fellow Rotations:
Maria Lee, Manager of Residency, Fellowship & Graduate Programs