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Welcome to the Residency Training Program in Psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine! This is a very exciting time in Psychiatry, and this is reflected in our department and more specifically in our residency program. Our department consists of faculty with varied professional interests, many of whom are world-renowned for their research and expertise in the field.

Our goal is for our residents to become experts in Psychiatry. Our program introduces the basics in diagnosis and pharmacological treatments in the first year of training followed by the subspecialties of psychiatry in the second year. This allows residents to have a chance to see all of the interesting areas available to them early in their training. We also begin teaching psychotherapy in the PGY2 year so the resident will be able to apply their techniques to patient care throughout their training.

The latter half of the residency emphasizes integration of medical and scientific literature with outstanding interview techniques and excellent therapeutic skills, as this is the key to being an expert Psychiatrist. The last year of residency is all electives, allowing residents to follow their own diverse interests. In addition to the outstanding and broad clinical education we provide, we offer a Research Track which fosters early development of basic science, clinical, and translational research, as well as an Educator Track, dedicated to training of academic clinician educators. Our institution also provides the opportunity to join the Global HealthTrack. Whether residents come in to our program with the ambition to further the field with research, help the underserved community population, teach other physicians, or begin a successful private practice, our residents graduate with a deep sense of expertise in their field.

In addition to the Psychiatry taught in the Psychiatry Residency Program, we offer a variety of Fellowships. Our Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship begins in the fourth year of residency, allowing residents to complete their training in five years. We also offer an Addictions Psychiatry Fellowship, as well as a Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship. In addition, our institution offers fellowships in other specialties available to our graduates, including a Pain Fellowship, a Palliative Care Fellowship, and a Sleep Medicine Fellowship.

We believe that residency training should be a wonderful experience of learning from energetic and engaging faculty in addition to intelligent and curious colleagues who are genuinely interested in this most exciting, and in many ways most complex, field of medicine. This is a program that is readily open to input from residents and junior faculty and we are evolving with our field. I am delighted to be a part of this wonderful program and I look forward to discussing your goals for yourself and for Psychiatry.

For more information about the Residency Training Program in Psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine please email jtsouder@iupui.edu.

 

Sincerely,

Joanna Chambers, M.D.
Director of Residency Education