Psychiatry Residency & Fellowships | Residency

Research Track

Residency Research Track

Welcome to the Pine Rest Research Track!

The Pine Rest Psychiatry Residency Research Track is a Pine Rest GME initiative to develop residents as psychiatric researchers, while maintaining clinical excellence in patient care. The track protects weekly time for residents in the research track to participate in research activities and places them in a strong position to launch a career in psychiatry and psychiatric research.

RESEARCH TRACK Program Overview

Benefits include:

  • Two additional hours of protected time weekly to facilitate the development of research projects and grant/manuscript writing
  • May earn up to six additional conference days (11 total annually) and up to an additional $2,000.00 toward their academic fund


  • Internal residents entering PGY2, PGY3, PGY4, or PGY5 who have completed their graduation scholarly activity requirement are eligible
    • Exceptions for qualified PGY1’s with research background may be made at the discretion of the program director
  • Up to six positions are available per annual cycle
  • Residents are eligible for multiple cycles, and must reapply with updates on progress made

Application instructions:

  • Applications must be submitted to the Scholarly Activity Committee and include the following contents:
    • Letter of intent stating:
      • Resident’s research background
      • Description of interest in the program
      • Proposed research project[s] for year
        • Including identification of research mentor[s] who will assist with proposed project[s]
      • Goals within the research track
      • Progress on prior research
  • CV, including:
    • Submitted and published scholarly work
    • Presented publications and posters
    • Involvement in ongoing projects
  • Applications are judged using the following criteria:
    • Demonstrated commitment to a research career
    • Candidate qualifications
    • Quality, clarity, and feasibility of proposed project[s]
    • Promise for development of an area of expertise or fundable area of focus”