Protection for Focused Research Activities
Every resident pursuing research during residency encounters a set of challenges unique to the nature of their work and stage of training. The PSTP is designed to flexibly address each resident’s challenges and opportunities in a proactive, pragmatic way. Due to a desire to spend PGY-1 and PGY-2 fully immersed in clinical training, or if a planned project is not yet mature enough to require dedicated time, some residents defer their research time into the PGY-3 or PGY-4 years, once a lab and project have been selected and more focused, meaningful time is possible. PSTP residents who meet approved research benchmarks and maintain good standing within the clinical training program will have the opportunity to spend significant additional time pursuing research activities during the PGY-1, PGY-2 and PGY-3 years for research training, didactics, and mentored research experiences.
Decisions about protected research time are made annually each Spring based on the resident’s research plan for the following academic year. All residents graduating from the program meet ACGME requirements for Board Certification in Psychiatry within a coordinated, resource-rich, supportive environment.