Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 16–22 | Cite as

Medical School Research Pipeline: Medical Student Research Experience in Psychiatry

  • Richard Balon
  • George Heninger
  • Richard Belitsky
Special Feature



The authors discuss the importance of introducing research training in psychiatry and neurosciences to medical students.


A review of existing models of research training in psychiatry with focus on those providing research training to medical students is presented.


Two research-training models for medical students that are easy to adopt and have possible nationwide applicability are identified, along with other useful research-training models.


Specific recommendations on how to foster research training in psychiatry and neurosciences for medical students throughout the U.S. are presented.


Medical Student Academic Psychiatry Research Training Geriatric Psychiatry Psychiatry Residency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Balon
    • 1
  • George Heninger
    • 2
  • Richard Belitsky
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral NeurosciencesWayne State University School of MedicineDetroitUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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