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TRIPS | South Central MIRECC


The Training Residents in Psychiatry Scholarship (TRIPS) program aims to increase the number of psychiatry residents entering postresidency research training fellowships in VISNs 16 and 17. It also increases the visibility of the SC MIRECC, improves resident perception of VA and careers within VA, and recognizes residents with research interests and promise.

TRIPS awardees are psychiatry residents who are selected in their second year of training by department chairs or residency training directors. The awardees attend medical schools in VISN 16 or 17. Dr. Ali Abbas Asghar-Ali leads the program. Awardees are assigned a career mentor who keeps them up-to-date on research opportunities relevant to their interests, attend a national scientific meeting, and receive a stipend for books or tuition. For more information, email


Last updated: January 8, 2021