Indiana University School of Medicine Psychiatry Residency Training Program
The Department of Psychiatry Residency Education Program is a challenging curriculum that provides residents with the opportunity to develop outstanding skills and expertise and to experience a wide variety of clinical situations and theoretical approaches. Psychiatry residents benefit from a unique, well-structured training program that is designed to provide broad exposure to extensive clinical services and specialized treatment programs. The number and diversity of clinical facilities available to residents elevates the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) program above others; residents rotate through public, private, VA, and university hospitals and work with patients of every age and socio-economic level. University Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, and William N. Wishard Memorial Hospital comprise the Indiana University medical center complex and are located in a cluster on the 500-acre campus of Indiana and Purdue Universities in Indianapolis (IUPUI). The other facilities are only a short drive or elevated People Mover ride from the campus.
Neuroscience Center, a IU Health Partner, is nationally recognized for many of its outpatient specialty programs. The Neuroscience Center Adult Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic offers outpatient clinical services and research opportunities for the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and geriatric disorders. The clinic provides training in psychotherapy with emphasis on the treatment of personality disorders, women’s issues and cognitive-behavior techniques. The specialty clinics also offer novel treatment approaches through a number of ongoing clinical research opportunities.
Riley Hospital for Children, a IU Health Partner, is the state's most comprehensive hospital for children and one of the largest children's hospitals in the country. The Riley Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic, the primary site for the child fellowship program, offers services to patients from the entire state of Indiana including consultation, and diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of emotional, social, behavioral, learning, and family problems. Training is provided in diagnostic interviewing, psychological assessment, family therapy, behavioral therapy, individual psychotherapy, and pediatric psychopharmacology. The clinic also provides inpatient consultation-liaison services for physically ill children including cancer victims and burn patients who present with emotional difficulties. Specialty clinics include the internationally recognized Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center; the Obsessive-Compulsive, Tourette's and Anxiety Disorders Clinic; and the ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders Clinic. Opportunities to participate in extensive innovative and cutting-edge clinical research are also available.
Eskenazi Health Hospital is a 315-bed municipal hospital with 11 community health centers located throughout Indianapolis. Eskenazi Health Centers are an integral piece of Psychiatry's Medical Home Model with residents rotating in the primary care health center daily. Eskenazi also houses Midtown Mental Health and Addictions Center, Indiana's first community mental health center founded in 1969. Midtown provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services for all types of emotional and behavioral problems, including severe mental illness and substance abuse. Midtown is one of the largest mental health centers in the nation.
Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center (RVAMC) is a 610-bed hospital that handles over 10,000 admissions annually, in addition to approximately 150,000 outpatients. It provides acute-care services and serves as a designated referral center for smaller VA hospitals in Indiana and surrounding states. In addition, the VAMC is also the site of several basic science laboratories as well as a large health services research group. The RVAMC Psychiatry Service is divided into the following seven clinical sections: Inpatient Section, Psychiatry Ambulatory Care Clinic, Substance Abuse Treatment Section, Comprehensive Day Hospital Program, Health Care for Homeless Veterans, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Consultation-Liaison Section.
Institute of Psychiatric Research (IPR), located in the new IU Neuroscience Building, is an integral part of the Department of Psychiatry. IPR is home to research faculty, staff, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate and professional students. Over the past fifty years IPR researchers have forged new frontiers in the understanding of psychiatric disorders with the specific mission of investigating the underlying causes of psychiatric illnesses such as mood disorders, addictions, anxiety disorders, Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. IPR is one of a few free-standing institutes in the United States devoted to the study of mental disorders and the majority of its research is funded by the National Institutes of Health. IPR scientists also collaborate with other departments in IUSM and universities and research institutes around the world.