Eight directors endorsed competing priorities as a barrier to teaching statistical literacy. Other barriers included lack of interest among residents (N=6), lack of faculty expertise (N=2), and budgetary restraints (N=1). Eight residency directors expressed interest in a portable curriculum addressing statistical literacy. Six responded that they would like to see a special column in an education or general-psychiatry journal devoted to this topic. Of this predominately university-based sample, most respondents stated that it was important to teach statistical literacy to non–research-track residents, yet few programs offered a formal curriculum on this topic. In fact, only one program offered a semester-long course. The journal club was the most common method used for teaching statistical literacy in this group. Unfortunately, little data support this method as an efficacious educational tool. The most recent review of the journal club in postgraduate medical education indicated improvement in residents' knowledge of biostatistics, but long-term retention of information is questionable (3, 4). Seven of the residency directors in our survey stated that statistical literacy should first be taught during medical school, the earliest time-period for possible response. In the development of a curriculum on “physician numeracy,” which Rao and Kanter define as “understanding the statistical aspects of, and the terminology associated with, the design, analysis, and results of original research,” the authors state that one major challenge they faced was the fact that the topic was “easily forgotten if not reinforced” (5). Repeated exposure to statistical concepts and terminology should improve retention, suggesting that even if statistical literacy is taught in medical schools, psychiatry residency programs need to reinforce it. Survey respondents declared interest in both a portable curriculum and a regularly-scheduled educational column devoted to this subject. Perhaps this is a way in which our academic community could address some of the issues related to the teaching of statistical literacy that this preliminary picture revealed.