Psychiatry Research Track

Psychiatry Research Track

After a number of years of piloting a schedule that permits early elective exposure for a select few residents on a research track, a Categorical Psychiatry and a Psychiatry/Research Track will be available in the 2019 NRMP Residency Match.  

The Research Track can flex to a five-year course of study with 50 percent protected time early in training and intensive mentoring designed to facilitate the development of outstanding clinician-scientists. The Duke School of Medicine’s Office of Physician-Scientist Development works to leverage institutional and grant-funded opportunities, including the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Physician-Scientist Institutional Award, various NIH awards, and an abundance of highly qualified mentors for diverse projects. 

For the research track, we seek outstanding medical students with a demonstrated track record of clinical excellence and exceptional research achievement. Successful trainees will exhibit clinical and research interests that complement available resources at Duke. 

We will have two NRMP program numbers—1529400C0 for Categorical General Psychiatry and 1529400C3 for the Research Track—with 10 spots in the categorical psychiatry program and two spots in the research track.

We encourage applicants who are interested in the research track to select the “Psychiatry/Research” track when applying through ERAS. Applicants will also have the opportunity to express interest in the research track after receiving an invitation to interview (even if they did not select the research track when applying in ERAS).