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Psychiatry Residency Research Program Research Career Development Track

Research Career Development Track

NYU Langone’s Department of Psychiatry is committed to mentoring and assisting qualified residents interested in pursuing clinical and translational research through the Research Career Development Track. This track is for residents who do not have the level of research training and experience to match into the Research Career Accelerated Track, may be switching focus in their research, wish to spend the early part of residency determining their interest in a research career, or are rejoining research after some time away.

A maximum of two residents are selected through a competitive application process in the spring of postgraduate year 2 (PGY-2). The Research Career Development Track allows participants to adapt their schedule in PGY-3 and PGY-4 to pursue clinical and translational research with an identified research mentor. Residents gain exposure to potential mentors, and program faculty work with trainees in PGY2 to help them establish mentors and create appropriate proposals to optimize their success and personalize training and projects to support their research interests. This is distinct from the academic projects all psychiatry residents complete by the end of PGY-4.

Track Application Process

Interested residents are required to submit an application and one-page research proposal signed by their prospective research mentor. Applications are reviewed by the Executive Committee of the Psychiatry Residency Research Program and are due by April 1 of the PGY2 year. Applications should be submitted as one PDF with the application form and research proposal to Naomi M. Simon, MD, track director, at and Tanya C. Sippy, MD, PhD, track associate director, at

Track Schedule

The core research program occurs during PGY-3 and PGY-4, with 30 to 40 percent of effort dedicated to research in PGY-3 and 70 to 80 percent in PGY-4, depending on interests and completion of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education core requirements.

Track Requirements

Upon acceptance to the program, participants are required to submit a mentor and mentee agreement form, outlining the expectations of the resident and mentor for the applicant’s research and career development. Each year, participants in the Research Career Development Track submit an updated research proposal and mentor–mentee agreement to be reviewed by the Executive Committee.

Research Career Development Track Residents and Alumni

Meet our current Research Career Development Track residents and alumni.