The Intern Health Study is a longitudinal cohort study that assesses stress and mood in medical interns at institutions around the country, enrolling over 3000 new interns each year. Supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (R01 MH101459, K23 MH095109), the University of Michigan Depression Center and the Taubman Medical Institute.
This research study has three overarching aims:
- To understand the factors involved in stress and depression among interns in order to foster a healthier, more educational environment for interns and safer care for the patients that they treat.
- To utilize internship as a model of stress to identify genes involved in the development of depression under stress.
- To identify peripheral biological predictors and biomarkers of depression under stress.