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Psychiatry Residency, Indianapolis

Providing expert training to tomorrow's leading psychiatrists 

Psychiatry Residency

The Psychiatry Residency Program at Indiana University School of Medicine provides outstanding clinical training in the full breadth and depth of Psychiatry with a diverse set of experiences. Program residents develop psychiatric careers as clinicians and/or educators within university-based medical centers, community hospital systems, private practice, subspecialties, research, community and public health providers, global health innovators, and other leadership positions. Each year, the program accepts eight (8) categorical psychiatry residents. Additional information is provided below regarding the rich opportunities that are tailored to each trainee’s individual interests and career needs.

Apply for Psychiatry Residency

Applications for the Psychiatry Residency program are accepted exclusively through ERAS. Thalamus is used to schedule interviews and is free for applicants. All interviews for the 2020-21 season will be conducted virtually through Thalamus.




Explore the Possibilities

See what makes IU School of Medicine the clear choice for a Psychiatry Residency.

IU School of Medicine using grant to boost Hoosier mental health

INDIANAPOLIS—For Hoosiers, finding reliable access to mental health care is too often an uphill battle. More than 50 percent of Indiana counties are without a single practicing psychiatrist. Statewide, the number of psychiatrists is half the national average. Indiana University School of Medicine is bridging this divide in services by significantly increasing the number of […]

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Benefits of IU Psychiatry Residency at Indianapolis include:

  • Health Insurance: Free health insurance for residents/ fellows and their spouse/children. No monthly premiums.
  • Vacation: Three weeks PGY 1 and PGY2 years. Four weeks PGY3 and above.
  • Competitive salaries. Learn more about Graduate Medical Education at IU School of Medicine
  • Protected time every Friday, on and off Psychiatry service, to attend Resident’s Business Meeting and didactics.
  • Annual Education funds. Historically $700 per PGY level.
  • Free access to required textbooks online.
  • No weekend Psychiatry call PGY1 year.
  • Meal allowance when on-call.
  • Free parking on campus.
  • Free malpractice, disability and life insurance.
  • IU tuition benefit for residents/fellows their spouses and dependent children.
  • Protected time annually for Resident/Fellow retreat.
  • Multiple subspecialty fellowships within department


Why train at IU School of Medicine?

From its exceptional education by world-class health care experts to its diverse clinical training in state-of-the-art facilities throughout Indiana, hundreds of residents choose IU School of Medicine to continue their journey in medicine. 

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Program Leadership

12049-DeMotte, Michael

Michael J. DeMotte, MD

Program Director

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22550-Karlsson, Cassie

Cassie D. Karlsson, MD

Associate Program Director

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9239-Francis, Michael

Michael M. Francis, MD

Associate Program Director

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