UT Southwestern is world-renowned for its research prowess. We have more Nobel laureates than any other medical school in the country!

UT Southwestern receives a very high proportion of NIH funding:

  • Top 20 for Neuroscience
  • Top 25 for Psychiatry Research
  • Top 30 for Neurology Research

In addition, UT Southwestern is one of the only programs in the country to have NIH R25 grants in both Neurology and Psychiatry. What this means is that residents in either program and/or the combined program have the opportunity to engage in the Research Track with protected research time with NIH funding to better promote academic development and create a track record of successful research from an early stage of training.

For NPCRP residents, the Research Track entails a whopping 50 percent research time during the final two years of residency (PGY-5 and 6) while the other 50 percent will be spent in outpatient psychiatry, allowing for a great amount of flexibility.

Learn more about the research track.

At UT Southwestern, we help pair our residents with appropriate research mentors based on the resident’s research interests and the mentor’s history of producing successful mentees. The Neurology-Psychiatry Combined Residency Program is available and eager to help residents find a mentor and lab upon request.

Some of our outstanding faculty researchers include:

View a list of research opportunities