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Psychiatry Residency in Indianapolis

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Psychiatry Residency: Indianapolis

The Psychiatry Residency program at IU 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 categorical psychiatry residents and offers rich opportunities tailored to each trainee’s interests and career needs.


Applications should be submitted through ERAS. Thalamus is used to schedule interviews and is free for applicants. All interviews for the 2022-23 season will be conducted virtually through Thalamus.



Apply for Indianapolis Psychiatry Residency

Applications for the Indianapolis Residency program are accepted exclusively through ERAS. Candidates interested in the 2022-2023 season should complete an ERAS 2023 MyERAS application that includes a minimum of three letters of recommendation with at least one being from a Psychiatry Faculty for whom you have worked.

For the 2023 ERAS® cycle, our program will also be collecting and reviewing data from applicants’ supplemental ERAS applications. Completion of the standard MyERAS application is a requirement, and completion of the supplemental ERAS application is optional.

In its second year of use, the supplemental ERAS application is designed to help applicants share more information about themselves and assist residency programs in finding applicants that best fit a program’s setting and mission. There is no cost to applicants and participation is optional. The supplemental ERAS application provides:

  • Geographic preferences (by division and by urban or rural setting)
  • Information about an applicant’s most meaningful experiences and other impactful life events, if applicable
  • Program signals

The supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on a survey platform that is separate from the MyERAS application and must be completed between August 1 and September 16, 2022.

Explore the Possibilities

See what makes IU School of Medicine and Indianapolis the clear choice for a psychiatry residency.

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Our Commitment to Diversity

The Department of Psychiatry is dedicated to fostering an inclusive learning environment with representational diversity and cultural competence.

Diversity at IU School of Medicine

Benefits of Psychiatry Residency at IU School of Medicine 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

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Aimee E. Patel, MD

Program Director

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