The categorical Psychiatry Residency at Indiana University School of Medicine follows a four-year progression that includes training through both academic and clinical settings. First- through- third-year residents participate in didactic lectures and clinical rotations, and fourth-year residents create their own curriculum through an array of elective offerings to tailor their experience to their individual interests.
Throughout the program, residents attend weekly Grand Round meetings presented by nationally known professors of psychiatry and other disciplines. They also attend Neuroscience Grand Round meetings presented by Department of Neuroscience faculty. All psychiatry residents are encouraged to attend a weekly resident business meeting led by the chief resident. This meeting provides the opportunity for residents, as a group, to discuss their progress through the program, including asking and/or addressing questions or concerns as they relate to rotations, call schedule, and other topics.
Residents attend resident-facilitated morning reports three times per week at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, which provides the opportunity to foster an environment of self-directed learning while emphasizing various aspects of psychiatric practice in a relaxed, evidence-based manner. Journal Clubs in forensic psychiatry, addiction psychiatry and other topics are offered to all residents to examine articles from periodical literature. In addition, Research Track residents participate in the Institute of Psychiatric Research Seminars.