Psychiatry Research Residency

Psychiatry Research Residency

Welcome to the UCSD Psychiatry Research Residency Track! Our program aspires to educate future Academic Psychiatrists, and to help nurture their early academic careers by building important skills in research, clinical care, teaching and mental health advocacy. We have the unique advantages of being a small and individualized program (1-3 trainees per year), supported by the remarkable clinical and scientific resources within UCSD and its affiliated Neuroscience community. The UCSD Department of Psychiatry is home to a world-class faculty – many of whom trained within our Department – that is dedicated to the success of our trainees. Our graduating Research Track trainees often move from our Psychiatry Residency to positions within one of our 16-18 specialized Fellowship training programs. The successful career paths of our graduates are described on our "Recent Trainee Accomplishments" page.

Our program has a deep commitment to enhancing diversity in Academic Psychiatry and in mental health research. Four out of our nine graduates to-date come from backgrounds that are under-represented in medicine and research; 50% of our graduates and current Residents are women. UCSD Psychiatry Research Residents have earned substantial diversity research funding from the NIMH, NIAAA and the APA. Our program also sponsors a Summer Research Fellowship for Under-represented Medical Students. Fourteen medical students have completed this program to-date, and of those who have already graduated medical school, two-thirds entered Psychiatry Residencies, including two who pursued Psychiatry Research Tracks.

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How To Apply:

Candidates interested in the UCSD Psychiatry Research Track are encouraged to contact Dr. Swerdlow directly, early in their MS-IV year ([email protected]).

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    Sep 18, 2021

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    La Jolla, California

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