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Psychiatry Residency in Indianapolis

Providing expert training to tomorrow's leading psychiatrists 

Psychiatry Residency: Indianapolis

The Psychiatry Residency program at IU School of Medicine provides outstanding clinical training in the full breadth and depth of psychiatry with a diverse set of experiences. Program residents develop psychiatric careers as clinicians and/or educators within university-based medical centers, community hospital systems, private practice, subspecialties, research, community and public health providers, global health innovators and other leadership positions. Each year, the program accepts eight categorical psychiatry residents and offers rich opportunities tailored to each trainee’s interests and career needs.


Applications should be submitted through ERAS. Thalamus is used to schedule interviews and is free for applicants. All interviews will be conducted virtually through Thalamus.

Apply for Psychiatry Residency in Indianapolis

Applications for the Indianapolis residency program are accepted exclusively through ERAS. Candidates interested in the 2024-2025 season should complete a MyERAS application that includes a minimum of three letters of recommendation with at least one being from a psychiatry faculty for whom you have worked.


Explore the Possibilities

See what makes IU School of Medicine and Indianapolis the clear choice for a psychiatry residency.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The Department of Psychiatry is dedicated to fostering an inclusive learning environment with representational diversity and cultural competence.

Benefits of Psychiatry Residency at IU School of Medicine include:

  • Health Insurance: Free health insurance for residents/ fellows and their spouse/children. No monthly premiums.
  • Vacation: Four weeks for all PGY levels.
  • Competitive salaries. Learn more about Graduate Medical Education at IU School of Medicine
  • Protected time every Friday, on and off Psychiatry service, to attend Resident’s Business Meeting and didactics.
  • Annual Education funds. Historically $700 per PGY level.
  • Free access to required textbooks online.
  • No weekend Psychiatry call PGY1 year.
  • Meal plan with access to funds year-round.
  • Free parking on campus.
  • Free malpractice, disability and life insurance.
  • IU tuition benefit for residents/fellows their spouses and dependent children.
  • Protected time annually for Resident/Fellow retreat.
  • Multiple subspecialty fellowships within department


Why train at IU School of Medicine?

From its exceptional education by world-class health care experts to its diverse clinical training in state-of-the-art facilities throughout Indiana, hundreds of residents choose IU School of Medicine to continue their journey in medicine. 

Program Leadership

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Aimee E. Patel, MD

Program Director

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