PGY1 Psychiatry residents are introduced to the basics in diagnosis and pharmacological treatments through didactic courses and hands-on clinical experience. First-year residents rotate at four clinical locations, including Eskenazi Health Hospital (Inpatient Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology), Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center (Inpatient Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Neurology), Riley Hospital for Children (Child Inpatient Psychiatry), and IU Health Methodist Hospital (Inpatient Psychiatry).
PGY2 residents continue their training through case-based didactic courses and hands-on clinical experience by rotating in two six-month blocks. One block consists of splitting time each week between two subspecialties; Geriatric Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. Also included is one day per week in an Emergency Psychiatry setting. The second block consists of blocks of sub-specialties: Consultation-Liaison, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Rural Psychiatry rotations.
Similar to the PGY1 and PGY2 residency year curriculum, PGY3 psychiatry residents continue their training through case-based didactic courses and clinical rotations. In the third year, residents spend their time working in outpatient psychopharmacology at Eskenazi Health, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Riley Hospital for Children and IU Health Neuroscience Center. Also at the IU Health Neuroscience Center, PGY3 residents spend one half-day per week working in the psychodynamic psychotherapy clinic. During this year, residents may select one elective clinic that lasts throughout the year.
The fourth and final year of Psychiatry residency training consists of all selectives, allowing residents to follow their own interests. Rotations may be done on a monthly basis, similar to that of the PGY2 year, or on a half-day basis through multiple sites similar to the PGY3 year. PGY4 residents create their own experience to perfect the skills and techniques they determine to be the most beneficial for them upon graduation.