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March 1961

Research Training for Psychiatric Residents: General Problems

Author Affiliations

Professor and Director of Research in Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1961;4(3):237-246. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1961.01710090023003

Introduction  In order to simulate organization in what threatens to be a rambling paper, it would be well first to specify the area to be covered. This presentation will pick up the problem from the point of view of a department or group that has made the decision to undertake a serious program for training residents for research in psychiatry. It is necessary too, at the beginning, to make a clear distinction between, on the one hand, experiences offered as a part of residency training that have as their goal instilling a researchoriented attitude into the resident's approach to psychiatry, and, on the other hand, training experience that aims toward the development of a psychiatrist whose major career commitment will be in research. This paper will attempt to deal with the problems of training in the latter sense, though it is clear that a program

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