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The one-year Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship curriculum offers advanced training in both inpatient and outpatient settings. 

Curriculum Components

Didactics & Scholarship

Didactic instruction — including lectures, seminars, assigned readings, written exercises and online modules — builds a broad knowledge base of the biomedical, clinical, epidemiological and social-behavioral sciences. Didactic instruction is a priority, and residents are protected from clinical responsibilities for educational time. 

One half-day weekly is protected from clinical duties for didactics, self-directed study and scholarly efforts.

Journal Club

Fellows participate in a monthly consultation-liaison journal club in which a selected article is discussed by the core program faculty. Close reading reinforces the ability to critically evaluate the quality of evidence presented, relevance to clinical practice and to maintain habits of lifelong learning and practice improvement. 

Clinical Rotations

The core clinical experience is inpatient psychiatric consultation in a medical-surgical setting where fellows coordinate with primary teams, other consultants and outpatient providers involved in the care of our patients. Fellows alternate between Dell Seton Medical Center and Ascension Seton Medical Center at 3-month intervals. The program’s inpatient site work includes exposure to telehealth consultation with outlying network hospitals.

Fellows may spend up to 0.2 FTE in outpatient elective settings. The specific interests of each fellow can drive development of a new elective experience or fellows can choose from established rotations in women’s mental and reproductive health, neuromodulation, psycho-Oncology and medically complex outpatient consultation.

Scholarly Activity

Fellows are strongly encouraged to engage in scholarly efforts during their fellowship year. Examples include formal involvement with undergraduate or graduate medical teaching, preparation of manuscripts for publication, contribution to workshops or symposia, quality improvement projects or involvement with research.