Contributing Authors: Mayada Akil, MD
Overview: Our program is a midsize program with seven residents a year. Each class has a half day of protected time for didactics. While we have research faculty at our University who conduct neuroscience or translational research, they usually have a very specific focus and are often not used to speaking to clinical audiences. They tend to have a very limited role in our residency training curriculum. NNCI teaching modules are, therefore, very valuable tools for us. NNCI modules are usually taught by the program director or senior residents who receive a brief training at the beginning of the year on how to use the modules. The hope is to expand the pool of facilitators to junior faculty.
Author Affiliation: Dr. Mayada Akil is from Georgetown University. The NNCI is supported by the National Institutes of Health Grant Nos. R25 MH086466-07S1 and R44 MH115546-02 and with additional funding from the Society of Biological Psychiatry and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. ©National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative.