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A Day in the Life for Psychiatry Residents

Alessandra Ferrera, MD, PGY-1

As a newly minted doctor embarking on a four-year journey, I couldn’t imagine a better experience than being a PGY1 in the Psychiatry Residency Program at IU School of Medicine! The positive and uplifting culture within the Department of Psychiatry stems from great leadership and supportive staff who are committed to excellence. Resident feedback is taken seriously, and it is not uncommon to see changes based on our suggestions to be brought to fruition.

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Hamilton Harris, DO, PGY-2

The second year of the residency programs is a bit different from other programs as you are exposed to both outpatient and inpatient work. As my interests lie in outpatient care, this additional exposure is an amazing experience to learn early on in residency as it sets you up with the opportunity to begin your transition to the third year, which is exclusively outpatient.

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Hillary Davis, MD, PGY-3

I have grown as a psychiatrist and physician because my program focuses on its dedication to education mentorship, and opportunities for research and career development. I respect and enjoy working with our faculty members, and my co-residents are kind-hearted and smart. The great company enables a wonderful working and learning environment.

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Thomas Beesley, DO, PGY-4

This year has a lot of freedom in terms of scheduling and planning the experiences you may wish before we either head out into the workforce or pursue a fellowship. Having such autonomy has allowed me to cultivate new skills while building on those developed over the past three years. At this point in my residency, I essentially craft my own curriculum. The program genuinely empowers me to make this final year an opportunity to explore my interests and make every effort to ensure I meet my personal goals.

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