Janice Gerlach

Janice Gerlach, MD

  • Class of 2023
Janice Gerlach
  • Post-Residency

    Avera Health Parkston, SD
  • Medical School

    University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
  • Undergraduate School

    University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
  • Hometown

    Indianapolis, IN
  • If you weren't a doctor, you'd be...

    A clinical psychologist

  • My interests/hobbies outside of medicine are...

    Camping, sailing, cooking/baking, fitness, travel, adult ballet.

  • My favorite thing to do in Sioux Falls is...

    Wine bars/breweries & fine cuisine.

  • My favorite place in Sioux Falls to get a meal or grab a drink is...


  • On the weekends I'm usually...

    Camping/boating on the Missouri River

  • It's 9:00pm on a Friday night – I am...

    Socializing with family or friends.

  • It's 10:00am on a Saturday morning – I am...

    Making campfire coffee.

  • I chose this program...

    because of its community, leadership, and autonomy.

  • What do you get/benefit from by choosing this program over another, similar program?

    We are considered as a whole person, with family, work, and self care all having value for program leadership.

  • What has surprised you about the Psychiatry program?

    The ability to bring my specific strengths to the craft of caring for patients.

  • What's the best perk of this program?

    The people.

  • What do you know now that you wish you did prior to matching with the Psychiatry program?

    Your individual voice counts, and influences policy.

  • What is one thing you want a prospective resident for the Psychiatry program to know?

    Some days will be long, and some patients will try your patience. But, in the end, the good ones make it all worth it!