Research Track Didactic Curriculum
During their second post-graduate year, Research Track residents will attend weekly sessions coordinated by Matt Byerly, M.D., Associate Training Director for didactics and research. This course of study includes such topics as research design, biostatistics, grant writing, and critical evaluation of research literature.
The Core Didactic Curriculum also includes discussions about issues pertinent to the personal success of residents, such as achieving financial stability through loan repayment programs and techniques for maintaining balance between work and life responsibilities.
RT residents also have the opportunity to interact with prominent investigators in the field of psychiatry and to learn about their research career experience and ongoing work. Advanced Research Track residents gain valuable experience by presenting the findings of their own work and the future directions of their research.
Research Track residents are required to attend one of three seminar series during portions of PGY-2 and PGY-3, and all of PGY-4. These may include the Department of Psychiatry’s Works-in-Progress meetings of the Basic or Clinical research groups or the University’s Neuroscience Seminars. These are interactive seminars in which junior faculty researchers present their ongoing work and receive feedback from senior faculty. The sessions are ideal for helping young investigators, including Research Track residents, learn rigorous research approaches in a lively, interactive format.