Research Training

psychiatry photoIf you are interested in psychiatric research, the University of Maryland offers a wide range of experiences with world class researchers. The Department, has frequently ranked first among medical school departments in research grants and contracts. The faculty has authored over 150 publications annually for each of the past several years.

The Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC) on the Catonsville campus is internationally recognized for work in schizophrenia, neuroscience, neuropathology, psycho-pharmacology, brain imaging, clinical trials and psychopathology.

On the downtown campus, the Division of Psychiatric Services Research (DPSR) conducts applied research and policy studies on the delivery of services to adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses and to children with and at risk for serious emotional disturbances.

The department also maintains active research programs in childhood disorders, geropsychiatry, mood and anxiety disorders and substance use disorders on the downtown campus. A Research Track is also offered, which is a 5-year combined clinical residency and research training program.