Clinical Research Track

For residents who are interested in clinical research and do not have the level of research training and experience to match into the Physician Scientist Track, the Department of Psychiatry is committed to mentoring and assisting selected qualified residents interested in pursuing clinical and translational research through a second track, the Clinical Research Track. This track will allow participants to adapt their schedule in the PGY3 and 4 years to achieve clinical research with an identified research mentor. A maximum of two residents are selected through a competitive application process in the spring of the PGY2 year. This is distinct from the academic projects all NYU Psychiatry residents complete by the end of the PGY4 year.

Application Process

Interested residents are required to submit an application and 1 page research proposal signed by their prospective research mentor. This application will be reviewed by the Executive Committee of the Resident Research Program. 


The core research program will occur in PGY 3 and 4 years, with 30 to 40% effort dedicated to research in PGY3 year and 70 to 80 percent in PGY4 year depending on interests and completion of ACGME core requirements.


Upon acceptance to the program, participants will be required to submit a mentor and mentee agreement form, outlining the expectations of the resident and their mentor for the applicant's research and career development. Each year, participants of the Clinical Research Track will submit an updated research proposal and mentor/mentee agreement to be reviewed by the Executive Committee.