The UCLA Psychiatry Residency Research Track is committed to supporting physician scientists in the area of mental health research. Our program believes that promoting mental health research amongst the next generation of providers will be key to understanding and treating the most challenging illnesses in psychiatry. Established in 1994, the research track is designed to support and encourage residents interested in areas of clinical, translational, health services, and basic science research.
The track has two positions designated in the residency match, however, the research track is open to all residents and welcomes anyone interested in research. Although the program tends to attract residents with a formal research background, there are no specific requirements to join other than an interest in research and the active engagement in a research project during residency. Our two main missions are: (1.) to support the retention and further development of resident-scientists with prior research training and (2.) to recruit and train new research psychiatrists during residency. Our program currently supports 21 trainees from PGY1 through fellowship and postdoc years of training. We have a large, friendly, supportive research resident community.