Pantea Farahmand working on her computer; R’el Rodriguez, Inpatient Chief Resident, Sylvester Edeh in resident office

Scholarly Requirements

The program requires an individualized longitudinal scholarly experience culminating in a poster or oral presentation, typically at the Annual Department of Psychiatry Research Day (AKA- “Research Bonanza”). Residents are also encouraged to present or prepare posters for national meetings. The specific project selected and developed might include a case report or series with literature review, participation in a clinical trial or human subject research protocol, participation in analysis of an existing dataset, laboratory investigation, chart review, survey design and collection/analysis of a survey dataset, etc. Residents may choose a project that involves collaboration with another resident(s).

Minimum requirements by year of training:

PGY-1

  • Identify potential research mentor and a potential general topic area for research / scholarly project to be conducted during next 2-3 years. Meet with research mentor at least once.
  • Make a 15-minute presentation to PGY1 peers (with 5 minutes for questions) in June on your potential topic area for scholarly activity including background, identification of gaps in knowledge or clinical practice related to topic (personal or generalized gaps in focused area of knowledge). You might elect to use a journal club format to present data from a publication by research mentor.

PGY-2

  • Meet with research mentor at least twice by the end of November.
  • Submit by the end of February to the Residency Program Coordinator for review and approval by a member of the residency training committee, a 2-3 page (single spaced) written description of the project including specific aims/goals, brief background, methods / plan for the activity and timeline including bi-annual milestones through the next 18 months. The submitted document should be co-signed by the research mentor indicating they have reviewed and approve.
  • Make a 20-minute presentation to PGY2 peers in June on your topic area for scholarly activity and your proposed goals and approaches to achieving them.

PGY-3

  • Meet with research mentor at least twice by end of November.
  • Submit by the end of February, an annual report on your progress on the project including any major changes in the project goals, methods or plan for the activity and remainder of timeline including milestones through the planned presentation of project results.

PGY-4 and PGY-3 transferring to Child and Adolescent Fellowship

  • Meet with research mentor at least twice by end of November.
  • Submit by end of February, an annual report on your progress for the project and timeline for remaining activities in anticipation of your presentation at April Department Research Day.