Iowa Psychiatric Society

The Iowa Psychiatric Society (IPS) is the statewide professional association for more than 180 psychiatric physicians in the state of Iowa. It is affiliated with the American Psychiatric Association (APA) with over 37,000 members world wide.

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PO Box 30413, Indianapolis, IN 46230

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Chris Stephan was in his first week of training as an Iowa psychiatrist when a patient asked him a central question: “Why are you doing it?”

It was a July morning at Broadlawns Medical Center, which is helping start one of two groundbreaking psychiatric residency programs in Des Moines.

Stephan, 36, a Navy veteran and recent Des Moines University medical school graduate, is part of a wave of young doctors who want to help the country’s tattered mental health system. He’s one of eight successful applicants out of more than 1,000 medical school graduates who applied to begin four years of training in Des Moines’ new psychiatry residency programs. Read more...

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Iowa Psychiatric Society
PO Box 30413
Indianapolis, Indiana 46230