Training Program

Overview

From the beginning of residency, the NRTP promotes the integrated and parallel pursuit of clinical and research interests. This approach models a typical academic career, where research, clinical, and educational endeavors are pursued in concert. Dovetailing clinical and research missions fosters an integrated identity as a physician-scientist and promotes translational thinking about investigational approaches to psychiatric illness.

PGY I & II

In the first half of the residency training, NRTP residents focus on clinical training, finding a mentor and defining their scientific interests. There are 3 continuous months of protected research time in the PGY II year, as well as 3 months of service on an inpatient psychiatry research unit, one of the few of its kind in academia.

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PGY III-IV

In the second half of their residency, NRTP trainees develop the research foundation for their career, by participating in on-going research in the outpatient research clinics and having 25% (third year) and 90% (fourth year) protected time for research.

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Research Training

NRTP Seminar

A core component of the NRTP is the weekly Neuroscience Research Training Program Seminar. This is a forum where trainees, faculty and invited psychiatry researchers discuss current developments in the field, their own research and mentor each other about research careers over lunch. The NRTP Seminar is a part of the NRTP curriculum for the entire four years.

Mentorship

The Psychiatry Department at Yale has a long tradition of mentoring pioneers in molecular, clinical and translational psychiatry.

Research Project

Recent NRTP graduates have had diverse research interests.

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