Candidates in the general track who are interested in research and academic careers are encouraged early in their training to consider the possibility of devoting one year to full-time research training.
Residents who have completed the PG-3 year of residency are eligible for this special training. Continuation of limited clinical activities may be permitted. The schedule of research activities is developed on an individual basis, following designation of research training goals.
The resident may elect to pursue original research or to participate in ongoing projects. Although research training emphasizes actual participation in research work and the assumption of responsibility for projects, time is available for taking appropriate University courses and attending seminars and research discussion groups.
The department offers a number of NIMH funded two-year post-residency research fellowships in clinical and basic psychiatric research. Fellows work under the direction of a senior research advisor and also participate in a core research methods curriculum. A large number of senior faculty participate as research mentors.