the research track

A central goal of the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program (HLPRTP) is to support and develop residents seeking a career as a physician investigator.

Dedicated, Protected Time for Research

HLPRTP provides protected time in each year of the residency so that residents can develop and perform their research over all the whole span of training. In close consultation with the research mentor and training advisor, the resident’s schedule is carefully crafted to ensure meaningful research time, while still providing superlative clinical training and meeting all ACGME requirements for board certification in psychiatry.

PGY 1 - One month of research time.

PGY 2 - Two months full-time equivalent, plus additional time allotted for the scholarly project (half day per week).

PGY 3 - Six months half time, plus additional time allotted for the scholarly project (half day per week).

PGY 4 - 25 hours per week for research (15 for outpatient)

Customized Mentorship and Advising from Harvard Medical School Faculty

As early as the interviewing season, research track residents will be paired up with faculty mentors who share similar interests and have already exhibited a strong history of supervising. Drawn from several institutions, including Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Massachusetts Mental Health Center, our research faculty are committed to mentorship and promoting the careers of residents. Faculty will guide research track residents in all aspects of their projects, including research design, IRB applications, collection and analysis of data, applications for research fellowships and grants, and ways to continue research projects after residency. The opportunities for career growth in research at Longwood are outstanding.

A Curriculum Specialized for Research

In addition to the residency-wide didactics on Wednesdays, residents in the Research Track will have access to numerous educational resources to meet their interests and experience. Courses available through the Harvard Catalyst and sponsoring hospitals include:

  • Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced Biostatistics
  • Genetics and Bioinformatics Courses
  • Introduction to Clinical Investigation
  • Effective Communication of Research
  • Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Introduction to Network Medicine
  • Research Career Development Courses