ATTN MEDICAL STUDENTS: Our program, entitled “IMPACT” (Innovative Methods in Pathogenesis and Child Treatment) is an 8-week paid summer research elective that aims to introduce fellows to a range of clinical and research settings within child and adolescent psychiatry. Fellows in the program gain clinical and research exposure, and work on a research project with a faculty mentor whose work complements their interests. You can see a list of potential mentors and their research programs in the attached PDF flyer: Meet Our Mentors! Additionally, I have attached a list of some previous pre-doctoral fellows, along with their research project titles in case this is helpful. We are also happy to speak with you further about your interests to help determine a good faculty mentor fit.
Our program is housed within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh/Western Psychiatric Hospital, and all summer research activities take place on the Pitt campus. The program is funded through a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), which enables us to provide trainees a summer stipend for this unique training experience.
More information about our program (including application instructions) can be found on our website.