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Residency Program

Studies show that institutions with residency programs improve patient outcomes. At Regional Care Group, we believe the presence of residents in our network of care brings new ideas and techniques to the fore, helping patients, providers, and other health care staff members.

Graduate Medical Education

Regional Health Systems, a Regional Care Group member, offers a psychiatry residency program in Merrillville with the Indiana University School of Medicine. The accredited four-year program works in partnership with members of the Regional Care Group and the Northwest Indiana Graduate Medical Education Consortium.

The psychiatry residency program trains new psychiatrists to better care for underserved populations and people with mental illness in Northwest Indiana. Residents will complete rotations in all areas of psychiatry, including inpatient psychiatry, addictions, child and adolescent mental health care, primary care and more.

This holistic approach gives the next generation of psychiatrists an opportunity to develop integrated models of care while increasing access to psychiatric services within underserved communities. Regional Health Systems’ community mental health setting provides residents with the rare opportunity to follow patients throughout their care and gain expansive knowledge of treatments for lifetime psychiatric illnesses.

Program Leadership

Program Director
Kobie I. Douglas, M.D.
Regional Health Systems’ Chief Medical Officer
IU School of Medicine Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


The curriculum in the psychiatry residency program at Merrillville integrates residents with Regional Health Systems’ community mental health providers and primary care physicians as well as other health care providers in northwest Indiana. With the program’s unique structure, residents are afforded opportunities in research, scholarship, didactics and educational support at Indiana University School of Medicine.

For more information, visit the program’s curriculum page at the IU School of Medicine.


Applicants for the psychiatry residency program in Merrillville should submit their application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). IU School of Medicine only accepts applications through ERAS. The psychiatry residency program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and the “all-in” policy, which requires all positions within a participating program be filled by the match. For more information, visit the admissions page of the IU School of Medicine.


Residents learn from caring and knowledgeable faculty who are invested in their success. Get to know them here.

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If you think you’re a good fit, or want more information, contact us and we’ll get back with you as soon as possible.

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