Resident Clinical Research Track by 6SUjxNYI

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									             UCSF PSYCHIATRY RESIDENT RESEARCH TRACK
                   WEBSITE: HTTP://PSYCHRRTP.NET/

I.  Mission Statement: The UCSF Psychiatry Resident Research Track is dedicated to the
       mentorship and career development of future leaders in psychiatric research.
       a. Definition of Psychiatric Research: Psychiatric research is defined as research
          investigating any topic related to psychiatry, broadly defined, that applies the scientific
          method to data in order to draw conclusions. Topics can range from basic neuroscience
          to clinical/behavioral studies, and projects can involve de novo data collection as well as
          analyses of archival data.
       b. Short Run Career Expectations for Research Track Graduates: All research track
          residents are expected to pursue training in a research fellowship after completing
          residency, unless they are far enough along in their training that they are already
          prepared to enter a faculty position or industry-based research position.
       c. Long Run Expectations for Psychiatric Researchers: Residents applying for the
          track should envision a career in academic psychiatry or in industry in which at least
          75% of their time is dedicated to their research activities.
       d. Mentorship: Entry into the research track requires identification of an appropriate
          research mentor(s) within the UCSF faculty community. Co-mentors can include faculty
          from outside of UCSF, but there must be a primary UCSF mentor to qualify for the track.
          In addition, the program assigns a “Career Mentor”, separate from the Research Mentor,
          as soon as possible after a resident entering the residency training program identifies
          himself/herself as someone interested in pursuing the research track. Career mentors
          provide advice to residents about their research career development, including helping
          them to identify and evaluate potential research mentors.
II. Overview of the Track
       a. Year I
                 i. Assignment of, and meetings with, Career Mentor.
                ii. Begin process of exploring potential Research Mentors and projects.
               iii. Attendance at Research Track Dinners and organizational meetings when
                    possible.
              iv. Attendance at Departmental Grand Rounds and Annual Departmental Research
                    Retreat when possible.
       b. Year II
                 i. Continue to meet with Career Mentor
                ii. Identify a Research Mentor and develop a viable research project to be
                    conducted under the supervision of the Research Mentor.
              iii. Continue to attend Research Track Dinners and organizational meetings when
                    possible.
              iv. Continue attendance at Departmental Grand Rounds and Annual Departmental
                    Research Retreat when possible.
                v. Consider taking the course in Training in Clinical Research (TICR) course
                    through the UCSF CSTI during 6-month VA rotation.
              vi. Prepare Research Track Application.
             vii. Obtain Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) certification (if applicable).
       c. Year III
                 i. 30% time protected (1.5 days).
                ii. Launch research project.
              iii. Continue to meet with Career Mentor.
              iv. Continue to attend Research Track Dinners and organizational meetings.
                v. Continue attendance at Departmental Grand Rounds when possible.
              vi. Take TICR course (for clinical researchers).
                 vii. Present Poster at Annual Departmental Research Retreat
           d. Year IV
                    i. 90% time protected.
                   ii. Complete research project.
                  iii. Continue to meet with Career Mentor.
                  iv. Continue to attend Research Track Dinners and organizational meetings.
                   v. Continue attendance at Departmental Grand Rounds when possible.
                  vi. Present Poster at Annual Departmental Research Retreat.
                 vii. Present work at scientific meetings.
                viii. Prepare and submit manuscripts for publication.
                  ix. Apply for research fellowships or jobs
                           1. VA Biological Psychiatry Research Fellowship
                           2. NIH NRSA Fellowships
                           3. Departmental Training Grants
   III. Research Track Application Format (MAXIMUM LENGTH 5 Pages)
           a. Scientific Background
           b. Specific Aims (include research goals and major hypotheses tested)
           c. Methods to be used, including brief overview of data analysis plan.
           d. References
           e. Training Plan (1 page)
                    i. Include courses, meetings with statisticians or other faculty
                   ii. Core skills to be learned
           f. Letter of support/commitment from Research Mentor(s).
           g. NOTE: No budgets or budget justifications are requested. All research-related
              expenses are to be covered by the Research Mentor or other non-departmental funds
              that are competitively applied for (e.g., through CTSI).
           h. DUE DATE: Friday February 25th, 2011 Send to Daniel.mathalon@ucsf.edu


Special arrangements will be made for research track residents intending to pursue Child
Psychiatry.


RESEARCH TRACK DIRECTORS:

Daniel Mathalon, Ph.D., M.D. daniel.mathalon@ucsf.edu
Carol Mathews, M.D. carol.mathews@ucsf.edu
Victor Reus, M.D. victor.reus@ucsf.edu

								
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