Research Opportunities and Programs:  

There are diverse opportunities for clinical, translational, or basic research within the Sections of Medical Oncology and Hematology and throughout the Yale School of Medicine, including Yale Center for Molecular Discovery at the West Campus. Importantly, fellows may pursue cancer-related or hematologic research in other departments or sections within the School of Medicine, and thus have access to a vast array of research opportunities in clinical, outcomes, translational, and basic arenas.
 
In addition, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, funded by NIH’s Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), provides a robust infrastructure to promote collaborative clinical and translational research of post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty. The YCCI provides an array of resources to support clinical and translational research efforts of post-graduate fellows, including biostatistics and study design, biomedical informatics, clinical research resources and translational and basic science core research facilities. YCCI supports several initiatives specifically focused on the educating and training of clinical fellows and junior faculty in inter-disciplinary research approaches and technologies, including the YCCI Junior Faculty Scholars Program and the Investigative Medicine PhD Program (IMP). The IMP is a unique clinically-based or laboratory-based research training program for clinical fellows that will lead to a PhD in Investigative Medicine at the completion of fellowship training. Hematology-Oncology fellows who are interested in rigorous research experience, including a comprehensive didactic curriculum, are encouraged to apply to the IMP.

Physician Scientist Research Pathway:  

The Yale Internal Medicine Residency Program offers a research track (the ABIM Physician-Scientist Research Pathway) for internal medicine residents who are fully committed to a research-based career pathway. Applicants to this program will interview with both internal medicine faculty for residency and faculty in the specialty in which they are interested. If admitted to the program, they are guaranteed a position in the Yale Hematology Oncology fellowship. Participants in this track complete two years of internal medicine residency and five years of fellowship, during which they will focus on research for 3.5 years. At Yale, during the five years of fellowship, fellows have guaranteed salary support. Applicants are expected to have a PhD or have done significant basic, translational or clinical research. Although not a formal prerequisite, publication in peer-reviewed journals is expected for applicants to this program in hematology or oncology. For more information, see