The Baylor College of Medicine Psychiatry Residency Research Track was developed to facilitate the development of trainees for careers as psychiatric physician-scientists. While continuing to receive premier clinical training from Baylor-affiliated sites alongside other Baylor psychiatric residents, research track residents will be provided significant time for mentored research across all four years of training. Following completion of the Residency Research Track, graduates will be well-positioned for the next stage of their careers, whether it be advanced research fellowship training or a junior faculty position.
Benefits for one designated research track resident per year (selected by NRMP match):
- Increasing amounts of time protected from clinical duties across all four years, to facilitate development of research projects and grant/manuscript writing.
- Up to one month protected time for research in PGY1 year, two months in PGY2 year, and up to 50 percent time in PGY3 and PGY4 years.
- Five days of additional travel time per academic year, as needed, to attend research conferences.
- Establishment of formal research mentorship relationship according to research interest.
Benefits for all Baylor residents with interests in research:
- Regular presentations and discussions, spanning general research skills, research methods, practice talks, and proposal review.
- Quarterly dinner journal club / discussions at faculty homes.
- Limited time may be negotiated with the residency director during PGY2, PGY3 and PGY4 years for research activities for non-research track psychiatry residents.
Research Track Residents will be expected to:
- Attend >75 percent of formal Research Track functions
- Select a research mentor by PGY2 year
- Develop or participate in a research project that leads either to peer-reviewed publication or supports a larger grant application
- Attend one national scientific conference over course of residency (with encouragement to present their own work for poster or oral presentation)
- Assist with interviews and selection of new Research Track candidates, as well as provide support and guidance for junior colleagues