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Academic Psychiatry Track

The goals of the Marshall Psychiatry Residency Academic Psychiatry Track are to develop highly competent psychiatric physicians who are motivated to pursue a career in academic psychiatry. This will include medical and residency education, leadership, development of clinical experience and program development as well as scholarship and research. This track will also assist the resident in creating a pathway for obtaining advancement to faculty upon completion of residency training.

  • Faculty mentorship
    • A mentorship team will meet with Academic Psychiatric Track mentees at least monthly. Mentors will assist in identification of educational and scholarly projects and assist in its development.
    • Faculty Mentors:
      • Kristina Bryant-Melvin, MD – Program Director Child Fellowship
      • Suzanne Holroyd, MD – Program Director General Residency
      • Scott Murphy, MD - Program Director General Residency
      • Adam Schindzielorz, MD - Clerkship Director
  • Teaching opportunities – students will identify an area or areas of interest within the medical framework. This area will serve as the primary focus for teaching and curriculum development activities and will also align with his/her choice of mentor.
    • Pre-clinical medical education
    • Clerkship and 4th year medical education
    • Residency
    • Interdepartmental
    • Curriculum development – as above, the student will identify an area or areas of interest with the medical education framework. In addition to teaching responsibilities the resident will participate in curricular development activities related to their interests.
    • Pre-clinical
    • Clerkship and 4th year
    • Residency
    • Appointment to curriculum committee (or appointment as a nonvoting member) and/or relevant subcommittee beginning 2nd year.
    • GME committee representation
  • Scholarly activity – funding for scholarly activities including approved memberships will be provided by designated departmental education funds. Residents will be encouraged to identify and apply for grants/scholarships related to their area(s) of scholarly interest.
    • APA membership, AAP membership
    • Development of project with goals of publication and/or presentation at national meeting
    • Beginning in year 2 the resident may be nominated for the AAP Fellowship Award
  • Didactics
    • Faculty education series thru Academic Affairs
    • Monthly Academic Psychiatrist faculty meeting
    • Membership in the JCESOM Academy of Medical Educators