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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 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 Neurology Psychiatry
Four months Two months 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

Four months inpatient psychiatry at Good Samaritan on the Lasalle Behavioral Health Unit

Two months outpatient psychiatry at the outpatient resident clinic

PGY 2 Schedule

Emergency Psychiatry Psychiatry Inpatient Consultation Liaison Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Psychiatry Outpatient Psychiatry
Two months Three months Two months One month Three months One month
Good Samaritan ER

Two months at Good Samaritan

One month at St. Vincent’s Medical Center

Evansville Psychiatric Children’s Center The Serenity Unit in Booneville
Evansville State Hospital Outpatient resident 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
  • Evidence-based medicine

PGY 3 and PGY 4 Schedules

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

AM: Chemical dependency group at Samaritan Center Partial Hospitalization Program

PM: Resident clinic

AM: Resident clinic

PM: Chemical dependency clinic

AM: Therapy clinic

PM: Didactics

Southwestern Behavioral Health clinic Resident clinic
PGY 4 Elective Elective

AM: Elective

PM: Didactics

Elective Elective

Didactics for PGY 3 and PGY 4

  • Advanced Psychotherapy
  • Board Exam Review
  • EBM II
  • Forensics and Ethics
  • Group Therapy
  • Introduction to Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Outpatient Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Supervision
  • Professional Development
  • 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
  • Young adult and adolescent psychiatry in partnership with Vincennes University
  • Electroconvulsive shock therapy
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • Jail restoration project in Evansville
  • VA clinic in Evansville

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