FAQ

We have 3 years of experience in working with USMLE applicants with a 70% match rate and a 100% success rate in PubMed indexed publication and a 90% success rate in national conference presentations. Our team consists of IMG resident physicians and statisticians from different specialties of medicine and are familiar with a successful ERAS residency MATCH. Most of our students have no past research experience, and taking this into consideration we offer 1:1 mentoring with the assigned resident. We are also proud to claim ourselves as the only research program to provide a guaranteed publication and claiming an original inpatient study tailored as per the hypothesis formulated by the student and resident/mentor.

All programs and research projects will be conducted virtually. Students will be provided with basic research resources and will meet with their assigned resident and statistician through virtual meetings. The main benefits of this setup is that our students can join the inpatient research project and it does not need their physical presence in the United States.

Psychiatry Connections has no affiliation with any residency program in the United States; but we follow the uppermost professional and ethical standards.

We involve our students in original studies that includes cross-sectional, observational, and retrospective cohort studies based on inpatient data from the United States hospitals. An original study has higher research value compared to any other studies as it has a hypothesis, methods and data analysis, and results and discussion. is considered as the original study. If a student has another idea to work on a literature review and/or case-report (they lack research methodology), we do provide special assistance to students enrolled in prime or prime+ program.

We majorly conduct studies to publish peer-reviewed original research articles and with the past three years’ experience with our students, we had 100% success in publishing. We publish our articles on PubMed as well as MEDLINE, EMBASE, Google Scholar indexed journals.

Day 1-10: Work with your mentor to review past literature in order to find your topic of interest. Formulate a research question based on the current background to fill the research gap. Write-up of Introduction and background, and hypothesis with at least two major goals.

Day 11-20: The mentor and statistician will discuss and train you on the write-up for methods and results. In an original study based on inpatient data, your mentor will provide you with data analysis results and train you in data reading.

Day 21-45: This is the heart of the study in both the review article and the original study that comprises of discussion, limitations, and conclusion. After the first draft write-up, you will receive commentary from mentor to make the paper strong and publishable

Day 45-50: Finalizing the paper after addressing your mentor’s comments/recommendations and submitting the manuscript to the journal.

The review process in each journal is different and ranges from 30 days to 180 days. We prefer to submit the articles to journals that have a high acceptance rate and a faster review and publication process. As per our experience, our students publish in 30-60 days after initial submission to the journal.

Psychiatry Connections does not have any control on journal’s and reviewer/editor’s decision making. If the article gets rejected after initial submission, the student can work with the mentor to submit in other journals, and if needs a higher acceptance rate and/ faster publication then can prefer to submit to journals taking article processing charges (APCs), and these charges will be solely borne by the student/first author of the study.

We submit the articles to the journals that do not charge any article processing charges (APCs), but if the student prefers to submit to their preferred journal (that charges APC) or to a journal for faster publications, than the APC will be solely borne by the student/first author of the study.

The abstract is a 200-350 words synopsis of research that can be presented at the national conference in oral or poster presentation format. Depending on the specialty of interest, our students had success to presents their research at the American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psych Congress, American Heart Association, American Medical Association, American Academy of Neurology, and American Neurological Association.

Students need to inquire about submission and attendance/presentation charges to their respective conference/annual meeting coordinator. Any such charges will be solely borne by the student.

Psychiatry Connections does not have any control over the decision-making for the acceptance of the submissions to the conferences. We have a 90% success rate in getting our student’s submissions accepted at national conferences, but we do not guarantee acceptance as we do for journal publications.

We offer interview preparation (virtual) for research-related questions only for the students in the prime and prime+ program.

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