Research and Scholarly Activity

Our program provides residents with numerous opportunities for research and scholarly work at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and at UCLA. Residents are encouraged to pursue a research project by participating in ongoing work or by applying for a grant to pursue their own research interest.

The program works closely with faculty and residents to provide opportunities for research during training to prepare residents who are interested in careers in research settings. All residents are encouraged to and supported in learning foundational principles that are needed to apply evidence-based data and legal, ethical, and regulatory principles to clinical practice.

A few examples of how research and scholarly work is integrated into the training program include:

  • Assignment to an academic faculty mentor with research expertise to residents who are interested in pursuing research
  • Didactics, grand rounds, and journal club reviews led by experts in the field
  • Individual supervision from faculty experts who are paired with residents. Specific areas of faculty expertise include women’s health, psychotherapy, consult-liaison psychiatry, addiction and substance use disorders, geriatric psychiatry, emergency psychiatry, schizophrenia, mood disorders, community psychiatry, and medical education.
  • Research electives and Chiefships possible during the PGY-3 and PGY-4 years
  • Residents have the opportunity and some financial support to present their research at national conferences
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