Child and Adolescent Residency

The Child and Adolescent Residency Program at IU School of Medicine offers two years of training in the subspecialty of child and adolescent psychiatry. This program, the only one of its kind in the state of Indiana, prepares residents for both private and academic practice through a comprehensive curriculum involving clinical service, research, observation, diagnosis, individual and group supervision, and participation in didactic seminars. Residents have a wide range of teaching and research opportunities in various areas, including neurobiology, psychotherapy, moral development and psychopharmacology. Child and Adolescent residents are trained in the delivery of humanistic patient care supported by a scientific knowledge base; fundamental knowledge in child development and psychopathology; and techniques of diagnosis and treatment which are unique to child and adolescent psychiatry.

Clinical Facilities

The primary clinical practice site for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry residents is at Riley Hospital for Children; however, residents also spend time at Eskenazi Health Midtown Community Mental Health in various locations across Indianapolis. Several opportunities are available to residents for elective rotations based on the residents’ individual interests.