The Adult Psychiatry Residency Program at Vanderbilt University is dedicated to developing the research skills of any resident interested in an academic career.
The residents will have the opportunity to work with investigators in all departments at Vanderbilt University including the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science, the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, the Center for Molecular Neuroscience and the Department of Pharmacology.
Ongoing research in schizophrenia, addictions, mood disorders and brain imaging are available to interested residents as part of our research focus in the PGY3 and PGY4 years. Opportunities also exist to begin work at Vanderbilt University’s Master’s of Public Health program or the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation program.
Residents interested in continuing their research careers can pursue this interest through one of our fellowships in Neuroimaging, Addictions, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Psychosomatic Medicine.
Residency candidates who are interested in learning more about research opportunities at Vanderbilt’s Department of Psychiatry should contact Dr. Stephan Heckers.
As part of the interview process, for those interested in pursuing a research emphasis, we will plan a second day to allow the opportunity to meet with faculty who would potentially serve as research mentors.