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Scholarly Activity

Shaping the next generation of critical thinkers

While some will do more intense research through the Integrated Track or the Research Track all residents will complete a scholarly activity which may include participation in the Junior Faculty Poster presentation or publication in a National Journal. 

The primary goal of our scholarly activity program is to provide an educational experience that prepares every clinician to:​

    1. critically evaluate scientific literature and how that literature impacts evidence-based practice
    2. apply the basic principles of research to clinical questions they encounter in their practice of psychiatry
    3. develop an area of expertise
    4. receive local, national, or international recognition for their work

 These goals are accomplished by:

  1. The training program providing protected research time
  2. The availability of a wide number of research mentors who are approachable, available and expert clinician educators
  3. Not limiting projects to the scholarship of discovery (what we classically think of as bench or basic clinical science); many involve the scholarship of dissemination (such as a review) or the scholarship of application (such as a quality improvement project or case conference).
  4. The availability of core didactic experiences in evidenced based medicine and introductory research methods

 Examples of current projects include:

  • Studying the effects of SSRI antidepressants on apathy
  • Reviewing the ethical dilemmas of provider-patient relationships in rural areas
  • Developing a martial arts program as an early intervention for teen substance abuse
  • Evaluating the association between deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease and psychiatric symptoms

Check out our many research activities available to you by title or mentor!​


 Want more?

If you are interested in pursuing a more in depth research experience or an academic career, please consider our unique Integrated Track and Research Track.​​