44388-Oral, Halimah

Halimah Y. Oral, MS, MD

Psychiatry, PGY 4
Wayne State University


Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Hometown: Canton, MI 
Interests: P
ersonality, trauma, psychosis, neural networks, schema therapy, camping, whittling, animals especially goats and dogs, colony-building computer games, board games, heart to heart conversations, and wandering around outside on sunny days. 
Why I chose IU Psychiatry Residency: Because this is the epicenter for psychiatry in the state, we have a very diverse collection of patients and pathologies.  The unit at Eskenazi especially attracted me as a high acuity unit that provides excellent care in a beautiful environment to an often underprivileged and vulnerable patient population. I knew I would receive a strong biological psychiatry education here, and have the opportunity to do neuroimaging research. I also was attracted by the array of therapies offered, from schema therapy for BPD to metacognitive therapy for schizophrenia.  The city of Indy was also a great choice for me.  It has a lot of the entertainment and restaurant options of larger cities but without the traffic and high cost of living.  

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
  • Education
    2019 MD Wayne State University
    2014 MS University of Michigan
    2012 BS University of Michigan

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