Research by residents: obstacles and opportunities.


Torous J, Padmanabhan J. Research by residents: obstacles and opportunities. Asian J Psychiatr 2015;13:81-2.

Date Published:

2015 Feb


As the psychiatric field continues to evolve in a world with nascent mobile technology (Hilty et al., 2014), novel neuroscience and genetic research, and new payment and care models (Fried et al., 2014) it is likely that the psychiatry residents learn today will not match what they will be practicing tomorrow. Residents have the opportunity to help shape that future through conducting research today. While the prospect of research can initially seem daunting to the busy resident, here we examine, from psychiatry residents' perspective, the common pitfalls and rewards of research during residency.