Research Practicum

We are excited that you are considering participating with us as a research-track resident (funded by the TRAIN R25 program - R25MH101078). Below are some highlights of the TRAIN program.

Bi-weekly meetings with TRAIN Director - from second month (PGY-1) to ninth month (PGY-1):

  • Discussions about research interest and potential Research Mentors.
  • Facilitate meetings with potential Research Mentors.

Regular meetings with selected Research Mentor (PGY-1 – PGY-4). Mentors facilitate:

  • Choosing and designing a mentored research project.
  • Preparing an Application Portfolio.
  • Overcoming obstacles related to conducting projects.
  • Organizing and analyzing data.
  • Preparing a poster for the annual Brain Camp.
  • Developing first-author manuscripts, one based on a literature review related to the resident’s project or a secondary analysis of the Research Mentor’s data and the other based on findings of the mentored project.

The R25 provides 50 percent protected research time in PGY 2-4.

Didactics include courses taken through the Center for Translation Medicine. Tuition for these courses is covered by the grant funding.

Yearly "Brain Camp" seminar for residents to present their work to both internal and external faculty.

Scheduling information is meant to be a general guide to your time in the program. Flexibility is certainly allowed and is, in fact, essential to ensure that you fulfill all of the requirements for general residency as well as the research track. However, we ask that you discuss and plan as early as possible to ensure that you can easily accommodate all requirements.

For additional information or if you have any questions, please contact us at or (214) 648-7752.