School of Medicine

General Psychiatry Residency

Research Specialized Track

The Research Track (RT) is a specialized training program for psychiatry residents planning careers as physician-scientists.  This individualized program is geared toward MD-PhD graduates as well as MD/DO graduates who aim to become clinician researchers.

The RT is structured to integrate concurrent high-quality clinical training, personalized development of scientific skills and knowledge, post-doctoral research experience, and comprehensive mentorship.  This longitudinal program allows each RT resident to develop a line of research while achieving competency as a clinical psychiatrist. 

The extensive research support provided by the RT program includes:
               - the equivalent of 16 full-time months of protected research time
               - availabilty of startup funds, when needed for research
               - a mentorship team of senior and junior faculty
               - core didactics and individualized coursework
               - support for travel to 3 scientific meetings

Upon completing the program, RT residents are positioned to apply for a career development award (CDA) and launch their careers as clinician-investigators.  

Our program is currently matching one RT resident per year.


Research FTE

Dedicated Research Time

Activities and Goals



1 month

Identify mentor and potential projects



3 months

Develop RT project

Core and individualized coursework



Half-time for 12 months

Continue RT project

Core and individualized coursework



Half-time for 12 months

Write CDA application (first-draft)

Core and individualized coursework