Yale is one of the nation’s premier institutions for Pediatric Subspecialty Training. Our goal is to develop outstanding academic pediatric subspecialists who demonstrate leadership in clinical medicine, teaching skills, critical thinking and scholarship. We provide superb clinical and research training in a nurturing environment that emphasizes an individualized approach to education. We are highly committed to ensuring the success of our fellows and are invested in their career development. We offer rich opportunities from the vast resources of Yale School of Medicine and the Yale School of Public Health as well as unique training programs in investigative medicine and clinical research.
Our department has a formal curriculum and a forum for fellows to meet on a weekly basis. The Yale Pediatric Fellows Conference meets weekly and features presentations on choosing research projects, grant writing, research methods, biostatistics, and career development. In addition, this series features talks from senior faculty, who share their routes to academic success. All fellows participate in the Investigative Medicine Program and take courses in biostatics and principles of clinical research. Fellows can pursue advanced training in basic biology, biostatistics, clinical research, molecular biology through courses offered at the Yale School of Medicine.
All fellowship programs provide opportunities for fellows to train in laboratories in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, collaborating basic science or other clinical departments at Yale. Fellows may participate in clinical, translational, or basic science research. Scholarly activity may also be pursued in bioethics, medical education, quality improvement, and public policy. In addition, we have a robust collaboration with the Yale School of Public Health.
Upon entering the research years, each fellow is provided with a Scholarship Oversight Committee, which meets at least twice a year to review research progress. The Yale Pediatric Fellows Conference and the Yale Pediatric Research Forum provide venues for the fellows to present their work. Our fellows publish in peer-reviewed journals and present their research at national meetings.
Fellows can participate in courses and advanced degree programs leading to an MPH (Yale School of Epidemiology and Public Health) or PhD (Yale Investigative Medicine Program). The Investigative Medicine Program also offers a Masters in Health Sciences degree. This innovative program is directed exclusively to physicians serving as fellows in clinical departments and emphasizes either disease-oriented or patient-oriented research. The National Clinician Scholars Program offers additional Training in Clinical Epidemiology. Fellows who wish to pursue additional laboratory or advanced clinical research have the option to pursue a fourth year to complete their research projects.