Wayne State University

Aim Higher

School of Medicine

Research Opportunities

The field of psychiatry is turning increasingly more to evidence-based guidance of formulation, diagnosis and treatment. With this in mind, WSU provides required didactics and seminars throughout residency, to ensure its residents build the basic skills necessary to comprehend and integrate ongoing research findings into their clinical practice. In addition, there are several options available to increase exposure to those interested in a more research-intensive career.















Curriculum-required Experience:

  • Evidence-based practice integrated into all rotations
  • Statistics and research methodology didactics lecture series
  • PGY-2 scholarly case presentation
  • PGY-3 weekly Journal club and psychopharmacology didactics, monthly statistics and research methodology
  • PGY-4 grand rounds presentation and completion of a scholarly project which may be original research, writing a literature review, quality improvement projects

Individual research is supported and encouraged. The department offers New Investigator Awards annually to assist interested residents in realizing their projects.

In addition, residents may be permitted one half day per week for research. In the PGY-4 year, residents may take research electives for dedicated time to work on individual projects.

Faculty supervisors for such projects are abundant and include  psychiatrists,  psychologists, social workers, clinical and basic scientists, and epidemiologists. The program is home to former members of NIH, and leaders of other prestigious national organizations and review bodies. These individuals closely collaborate with residents and one another on educational and research projects.

Our residents have been selected for numerous national and international awards for research.