Research

Our program provides residents with numerous research elective opportunities at the Sepulveda VA campus, Olive View Medical Center, and UCLA. Residents are encouraged to pursue a research project by participating in ongoing research or by applying for a grant to pursue their own research interest.

The program works closely with faculty and residents to integrate research into training to prepare residents for careers in academic clinical settings. All residents are encouraged to gain the fundamental background needed to apply evidence-based data and legal, ethical, and regulatory principles to clinical practice.

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

  • A dedicated research mentorship team available to residents, fellows, and students
  • Didactics, grand rounds, and journal club reviews led by experts in the field
  • Individual supervision offered by experts is available to residents – specific areas of faculty expertise include women’s health, schizophrenia, mood disorders, and community psychiatry
  • Residents are encouraged to learn about NIMH / VA grants for their future research projects
  • Research Electives and Chiefships are available during the PGY4 year
  • Residents present their research at national conferences