The tradition at UC San Diego, both on the general campus and within the medical school, is that of academic excellence. The Department of Psychiatry and the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry shares in this tradition of excellence in research. We have established world class scientific programs in basic and clinical neuroscience, mood and affect disorders, panic and anxiety disorders, alcoholism and substance abuse, molecular genetics, cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology, AIDS research, schizophrenia, psychopharmacology and neuropsychoendocrinology to highlight a few of our research programs. Fellows in our program have the unique opportunity to collaborate with our nationally recognized faculty as they develop and pursue  individual research projects.  The Department hosts multiple events, including the Lewis Judd Young Investigators Research Symposium.

All fellows are expected to participate in a scholarly project of their choosing and the fellowship provides protected time and mentorship for research.​

Research Clinical Fellowship Track

We are also pleased to announce a new two-year research clinical fellowship track in partnership with the VA San Diego MIRECC.  This new fellowship pathway allows fellows to spend 50% of their fellowship engaged in research training and project development, while simultaneously completeing the ACGME clinical geriatric psychiatry fellowship requirements at 50% effort over two years.  At the end of the second year, fellows are eligible for geriatric psychiatry board certification. 

A full list of research resources for fellows can be found here