The Psychotic Disorders Program offers many educational opportunities through the Indiana University School of Medicine, including the Psychiatry Residency Program and Life-Health Sciences Internship Program. Please read more about each educational program below!

Psychiatry Residency Program 

There are multiple opportunities for participation in the PDP as a general resident in the department of psychiatry. As a PGY-I, residents may be able to complete a 3-month inpatient assignment on the research unit of Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital, where in addition to their clinical responsibilities on the inpatient unit, residents may have the opportunity to participate in ongoing clinical trials. Starting in the PGY-II year, residents on the academic track may devote one half-day per week to research with the program. As a PGY-IV, residents may participate in research and clinical electives with the program.

Life-Health Sciences Internship Program

"IUPUI Life-Health Sciences Internship Program... Educate, Engage, Enlighten."

Life-Health Sciences Interniship (LHSI) connects IUPUI life and health sciences undergraduates with research and professional experience internships on and near the IUPUI campus. Participants are encouraged to explore career and academic goals and future career pathways while gaining valuable professional connections with faculty and staff in our graduate and professional programs. Internships run from the end of August to the beginning of May.

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Neuroscience Summer Intern Position

The Neuroscience Summer Research Internship is an 8-week, part-time summer work opportunity to provide college students with exposure to Neuroscience research in clinical and/or basic science. The internship is designed to be a learning experience and as such, the student may develop skills and knowledge in research design, methods, and in a specific area of neurologic or psychiatric disorders while accomplishing research related tasks.  All applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate, four year college degree program.

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Current Interns

Nichole Smith
Research Intern
(317) 880-8494

Nichole is currently a senior at DePauw University where she is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is working as an intern through the Neuroscience Summer Research Program, and plans on attending graduate school for Clinical Psychology after graduation.



Past Interns


Elizabeth Evans
Research Intern
(317) 880- 8494

Elizabeth is currently a Junior at Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis in the School of Science. She is pursing her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology. Elizabeth is planning on attending Graduate school for Clinical Psychology after receiving her Bachelor’s degree. 

Alex Crump
Summer Research Intern
(317) 880-8494

Alex is currently a Junior at Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis in the School of Health and Rehabiliation Sciences. He is pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences. Alex is planning on attending Graduate school to become a Physician's Assistant after graduating from college. He hopes to one day work in clinical research as a PA. 

Nawead Ayoubi
Research Intern
(317) 880- 8494

Nawead is currently a junior at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in the School of Science. He is pursuing his Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology, with minors of Chemistry, Psychology, and Health Psychology. Nawead is working as an intern through the Life-Health Sciences Internship program and plans on attending medical school after he finishes his undergraduate coursework. 

Andrew Wright
Research Intern
Data Analysis


Andrew is currently a Junior enrolled in the College of Science at Purdue pursuing a BS in Physics with a minor in Radiological Health Sciences. He is interested in studying Medical Physics in Graduate School. Andrew is particularly interested in imaging and studying the brain.

Isabelle Dagher
Summer Research Intern
(317) 941-4287


Isabelle will be starting her Junior year and Indiana University-Bloomington in the Fall. She is pursuing a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Chemistry and French. Isabelle is working as a Summer Research Intern at the IU Psychotic Disorders Program (IUPDP) and she plans to attend Medical School after completing her Undergraduate studies.

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