Our mission is to promote the entry of psychiatry residents into ongoing careers in mental health research, including clinical, translational, and basic science research. We accomplish this through proactive and collaborative mentorship and targeted research support. Our program includes career mentoring, protected time for research activities, research pilot funding, individualized training opportunities and more.
We strive to foster the continuing research careers of psychiatry residents who already have substantial previous backgrounds in research (e.g., MD PhDs) as well as indentify and train psychiatry residents with an interest in mental health research but with little previous research experience. We also place a specific focus on identifying child psychiatry residents interested in pursuing a research career and fostering their career development.
We continue to support the career development of UCSF RRTP residents post residency, providing assistance with postdoctoral fellowships, mentored career awards and much more.
Highlights of the UCSF Psychiatry Research Resident Training Program:
- Flexible, individualized research training and experiences
- Excellent faculty and training environment
- Collaboration with the UCSF CTSI
- Career mentorship opportunities
- Diverse trainee and faculty profiles
- Child psychiatry trainee focus
- Established program, founded in 1999