PRITE Editorial Board

Michael Travis, MD Appointed to 3-Year Term on PRITE Editorial Board


The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Travis to the American College of Psychiatrists? Editorial Board for the Psychiatry Resident-In-Training Examination (PRITE®). He will begin serving his three-year appointment in August 2014 as the representative for the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training.

The College designed the PRITE® as an educational resource for psychiatric residents and training programs.  Each section of the exam focuses on a particular component of psychiatry, offering references to support and explain correct answers.  Nearly all psychiatry residents in the United States and many in Canada, take the exam three to four times throughout their residency training.  This information assists training directors in adjusting their programs to make them more effective.

Dr. Travis is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Director of the Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC.  In addition to his extensive educational and mentorship activities, he also is involved in a number of research initiatives on topics ranging from educational research to studies exploring drug action and neural systems using functional and neurochemical imaging.

Congratulations to Dr. Travis on his appointment to the PRITE Editorial Board!