Postgraduate Study

Graduate medical education in clinical departments is based upon the residency training programs of the Yale-New Haven Medical Center. Initial appointments are offered in Anesthesiology, Combined Child and Adult Psychiatry, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine–Pediatrics, Interventional Radiology, Neurology, Child Neurology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery, Psychiatry, Surgery, Therapeutic Radiology, Thoracic Surgery, Urology, and Vascular Surgery; appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program or the appropriate specialty matching program (Ophthalmology and Urology). Residencies are also offered in Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, and Podiatry. Subspecialty residency programs are offered in the following specialties:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Child Psychiatry
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Genetics
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (AP/CP)
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery
  • Urology

The School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital are joined in the establishment and management of an Office of Graduate Medical Education of Yale-New Haven Medical Center. Residents at the Yale New Haven Hospital and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, are enrolled as postgraduate students in the School of Medicine in addition to their hospital appointments. In most of the clinical departments, a number of fellowships for research or clinical training are also available.

Detailed information concerning residency programs may be obtained from the chair of the appropriate department. Applicants must be graduates of an approved medical school in the United States or Canada or have successfully completed the requirements of the ECFMG and have a valid ECFMG certificate. General information may be obtained by visiting the Yale-New Haven Medical Center Graduate Medical Education website ( or the Yale School of Medicine site ( and visiting the appropriate department.