All residents are required to complete a research project, which can (but does not have to) culminate as the Grand Rounds presentation given in PGY-4 year.
The Department of Psychiatry has partnered with the Health Sciences Library at the School of Medicine to ensure universal access by faculty members and residents to a wide collection of journals and texts on-line.
Residents, medical students, and faculty are also invited to monthly research meetings to discuss their research projects and to learn from each other. These meetings are led by faculty members with experience in conducting, publishing, and presenting research. At the beginning of PGY-1 year, every resident is also paired with a faculty mentor who can facilitate the pursuit of individual interests in the field of psychiatry.
The residency program aims to support its residents in not only conducting research but also presenting their work at local, regional, and national meetings. Financial support is typically available for residents who present at conferences and is discussed on a case-by-case basis. Time away for presenting one’s own research at conferences is considered educational leave and does not count as vacation or sick leave.
Residents as teachers – Residents gain teaching experience by teaching clerkship and elective medical students and by presenting a case conference in PGY-1, 2, 3 and grand rounds in PGY-4 year.