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The curriculum in the Psychiatry Residency Program at Vincennes integrates residents with primary care physicians in state-of-the-art teaching hospitals and clinics throughout southern Indiana. With the program’s unique structure, residents are afforded opportunities in research, scholarship, didactics and educational support at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Resident Life

All residents attend protected half-day didactics and have the opportunity to teach and mentor medical students.  Integrated distance learning with the Department of Psychiatry, including Grand Rounds, is provided to ensure residents stay connected with department staff, faculty and residents outside of Vincennes. Residents have full access to the Ruth Lilly Medical Library in Indianapolis and the new Stone Family Center for Health Sciences in Evansville. Residents also have the opportunity to participate in bi-monthly journal clubs, research electives and participation in national meetings.

Residents are provided with book and computer allowance, and recorders for psychotherapy supervision. With faculty mentorship, all residents complete a scholarly project during their PGY-3 or PGY-4 year. 

PGY-1 Schedule

Medicine-Four Months Neurology-Two Months Inpatient Psychiatry-Six Months
Two months inpatient
One month ER
One month outpatient primary care
One month inpatient neuro consults at St. Vincent’s
One month outpatient at Midwest Neurological Associates or Memorial Hospital
Six months inpatient psychiatry at Good Samaritan on the Lasalle Behavioral Health Unit

PGY-2 Schedule

Emergency Psychiatry-two months Psychiatry Inpatient Consultation Liaison-three months Child and Adolescent Psychiatry-two months Geriatric Psychiatry-one month Inpatient Psychiatry-three months Primary Care Integration Clinic-one month
Two months emergency psychiatry at Good Samaritan ER Two months inpatient psychiatry consults at Good Samaritan


One month inpatient psychiatry at St. Vincent’s Medical Center

One month at Evansville Psychiatric Children’s Center


One month at Deaconess Hospital Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit

One month at Memorial Hospital in Jasper in the Geriatric Psychiatry Unit Three months inpatient psychiatry at Evansville State Hospital One month psychiatry consultation liaison at Good Samaritan Internal Medicine Resident Primary Care Clinic

  • Didactics for PGY-1 and PGY-2
    Introduction to Residency; Introduction to Psychotherapy focus on dialectical behavior therapy and motivational interviewing; Development through the Lifespan, Residents as Teachers in conjunction with Indiana University; Addiction Psychiatry I and II; Consultation Liaison Psychiatry; Diagnostic Interviewing; Journal Club; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Process Group; Community Psychiatry; Neuropsychiatric Testing; Biopsy (Biological Psychiatry) I; Emergency Psychiatry; Geriatric Psychiatry; Neuroanatomy and Physiology; Professional Development; Intro to family and couples therapy; and, Evidence-based medicine.

PGY-3 and PGY-4 Schedules

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
PGY-3 One day at Petersburg or Washington Clinic in Washington, IN One day at Riverfront and Buntin Chemical Dependency Clinic in Vincennes Half day at Bayou Office


½ day didactics

One day at Southwest Behavioral Health Clinic Half day at Petersburg Clinic


½ day at Bayou Clinic

PGY-4 Elective Elective Elective


Half day didactics

Elective Elective

  • Didactics for PGY-3 and PGY-4
    Advanced Psychotherapy, BIOPSY II, Board Exam Review, EBM II, Forensics and Ethics, Group Therapy, Introduction to Outpatient Psychiatry, Outpatient Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Supervision, Professional Development, and Psychodynamic Therapy.


Chief resident; therapy electives; trauma focused therapy; eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and exposure; cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy; group therapy; family and couples therapy; psychodynamic therapy; addiction; psychopharmacology; oncology; OB/Gyn; cardiac; rehabilitation and geriatrics; primary care consultation liaison; sleep medicine; neurology outpatient child and adolescent outpatient psychiatry; outpatient serious mental illness; medically fragile and geriatric psychiatry; forensics; and, young adult and adolescent psychiatry in partnership with Vincennes University.

Residents will have the opportunity to develop electives based on personal interests.