The Department of Psychiatry at IU School of Medicine offers undergraduate students unique opportunities to engage in current research projects being conducted by faculty members and their research teams. The Student Psychiatric Research, Undergraduate and Clinical Experiences (SPRUCE) program promotes these opportunities and helps both students and faculty get the most out of these experiences.
Faculty researchers are continually making new discoveries in psychiatric and psychological disorders, including child and adolescent disorders, schizophrenia and psychotic disorders, alcohol and substance use, and mood and anxiety disorders. Research experiences provide students the opportunity to be involved with this important work and to expand their educational horizons. Students will be exposed to new environments and experience a wealth of new ideas.