Scholarly Activity

Our program provides residents with numerous opportunities for scholarly work and research at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, our Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Clinics, and UCLA. All of our residents are encouraged to pursue scholarly work.

The program works closely with faculty and residents to provide opportunities for scholarship during training. All residents are encouraged to and supported in learning foundational principles that are needed to apply evidence-based approaches and legal, ethical, and regulatory principles to clinical practice.

A few examples of how scholarly activity is supported into the training program include:

  • Individual mentorship from faculty experts who are intentionally paired with each resident. Specific areas of faculty expertise include women’s health, psychotherapy, consultation-liaison psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, emergency psychiatry, schizophrenia, mood disorders, community psychiatry, and medical education.
  • Protected elective time for scholarly activity is possible during the PGY-3 and PGY-4 years
  • Didactics, Grand Rounds, and case conferences led by experts in the field
  • Residents have the opportunity and financial support to present their work at national conferences. Current residents have presented their peer-reviewed work at APA, ACLP, and AAP.
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