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Clinical Fellowship Program

The NIMH IRP Clinical Fellowship Program offers extensive post-residency training opportunities in clinical and translational research in psychiatry and neuroscience. The Clinical Fellowship Program is designed to attract and inspire future academic psychiatrists and train them for successful research careers in the clinical neurosciences. The 3-year training program is mentorship driven and focuses on the acquisition and refinement of research skills including the evaluation and clinical care of research subjects, development of research protocols, performance of clinical and/or laboratory research, and preparation and presentation of study results. Skills are developed through didactic course work and interaction with experienced research mentors. Clinical fellows join specialty research groups that study the mechanisms or treatments of major psychiatric illnesses in adults and children. Successful candidates have a strong background in research and a commitment to an academic career path.

To be eligible for this program, candidates must have a MD or MD-PhD degrees and completed residency training in psychiatry or related specialty, e.g. neurology, radiology. Additional information can be found here or by contacting Lisa Cullins, M.D., Program Director, NIMH Clinical Fellowship Program.