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Welcome from Director of Psychiatry Residency Education
Welcome to the Residency Training Program in Psychiatry at IU School of Medicine. Our department consists of faculty with varied professional interests, many of whom are world-renowned for their research and expertise in the field. We strive for our residents to become experts in Psychiatry.
Our program introduces the basics in diagnosis and pharmacological treatments in the first year of training followed by the subspecialties of psychiatry in the second year. This allows residents to have a chance to see all of the interesting areas available to them early in their training. We also begin teaching psychotherapy in the PGY2 year so residents may apply their techniques to patient care throughout training. The latter half of the residency emphasizes integration of medical and scientific literature with outstanding interview techniques and excellent therapeutic skills, as this is key to being an expert psychiatrist. The last year of residency is all electives, allowing residents to follow their own diverse interests.
In addition to our outstanding and broad clinical education, we offer a research track which fosters early development of basic science, clinical, and translational research, as well as an educator track that is dedicated to training academic clinician educators. Whether residents arrive to our program with the ambition to further their field with research, help the underserved community population, teach other physicians or begin a successful private practice, our residents graduate with a deep sense of expertise in their field. I am delighted you’re interested in being part of this wonderful program and I look forward to discussing your goals as a resident in psychiatry.