Frequently Asked Questions

What is a typical work week like for an intern?

Interns will work a maximum of 40 hours per week, typically being on-site from approximately 8 or 9 AM to 4 or 5 PM Monday through Friday. This estimate includes all core and elective rotations, meetings, administrative activities, and didactics. The internship faculty value balance, and support the notion that interns have commitments, interests and activities outside of work. The internship is a 1-year full-time (2000 hour) program, and must include a minimum of 500 patient contact hours.

Are interns expected to work on the weekends?

No, interns are not on-call or expected to work at night or on the weekends. Interns have pagers and are on-call only during the work day. Work related to patient care is not taken home to protect patient confidentiality.

Are post-doc positions available upon graduation from the internship program?

Yes, there are post-doctoral fellowship positions available. Currently, there are pediatric and adult post-doctoral positions available in neuropsychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology. Two post-doctoral fellowships in Autism are available at Riley Hospital and one post-doctoral position is available in Adult Health Psychology.

What benefits are included? Are spouses and children included?

Interns receive a stipend which will be at least $25,000 for the 2018-2019 training year. Benefits offered at no cost to interns include: health insurance for the intern and family members, life insurance, disability insurance, malpractice coverage, vision and dental insurance, and on- campus parking. This package of benefits, fully funded by the internship program, is worth up to $10,500. Each intern is appointed to the House Staff of Indiana University School of Medicine and is entitled to 9 paid university holidays and an additional 15 PTO Days (Paid Time Off) as part of the training year.   3 professional days are also included as part of the internship program.

How many internship positions are available?

A total of seven internship positions are available for the 2018-2019 year. Three positions will be in the Autism Track, One in the Child/Pediatric Track, One in the Adult/Health Psychology Track, one in the Generalist Track and one in the Integrated Care Track. 

What is the cost of living in Indianapolis?

Living in Indianapolis is very affordable! Indianapolis was named the Most Affordable Housing Market, and has a 91.9 Cost of Living Index based on the National Average of 100!

What is the theoretical orientation of the faculty?

The theoretical orientation of the faculty is diverse, including behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, multimodal, and psychodynamic.

How far apart are the rotation sites?

The Neuroscience Center, Indiana University Hospital and Clinics, and Riley Hospital for Children are all located on the 500-acre campus of Indiana and Purdue Universities in downtown Indianapolis (IUPUI). The two hospitals (University and Riley) are within walking distance of each other on the campus. The Neuroscience Center (Goodman Hall) is connected to the campus by way of a people mover (monorail) that operates continuously and free of charge. 

If I have more questions, how can I contact someone?

Please contact Rita Roush, Program Coordinator:
Mailing Address: 355 W. 16th Street
Goodman Hall, Suite 2800
Indianapolis, IN., 46202
Office: 317-963-7308
Fax: 317-963-7325

Department of Psychiatry | 355 W. 16th St., Suite 4800 | Indianapolis, IN 46202 | Ph: (317) 963-7288 | Fax: (317) 963-7313