This fellowship is designed to provide comprehensive training in
psychosomatic medicine (consultation-liaison psychiatry). Fellows
will have an extremely wide range of experiences in psychosomatic
medicine (PM), since the fellowship includes training in diverse
cutting-edge academic and research centers.
Each fellow will have
a six-month inpatient Psychosomatic Medicine rotation at the
National Institute of Mental Health and a six month inpatient
Psychosomatic Medicine rotation at the MedStar Washington
Hospital Center. The Fellow will spend one day per week at
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital participating in
outpatient psychosomatic medicine activities and core didactics.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center is the nation's leading research
hospital. Fellows will receive clinical training on the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service. Consultations are
provided to NIH Clinical Center research subjects participating
in a wide variety of clinical protocols (e.g., diagnostic and
therapeutic genetics research, bone marrow and solid tissue
transplantation, immunotherapy research protocols, and research
on HIV/AIDS). Additionally, the NIMH provides in-depth training
in research bioethics, including a lecture series in psychiatric
research bioethics, seminars conducted by the Department of
Clinical Bioethics, and participation in the Clinical Center
Ethics Committee and Bioethics Consultation Service.
Opportunities exist for research projects related to delirium,
pediatric psychosomatic medicine, decision-making capacity in the
research setting, and other questions at the interface of
medicine, psychiatry and ethics. Fellows will train under the
direction of Drs. Maryland Pao and Joyce Chung.
MedStar Washington is a tertiary-care
academic affiliate of MedStar Georgetown located in Northwest
Washington, D.C. Here fellows will experience with a wide variety of inpatient cases, including cardiac, transplant, and oncology populations.
Fellows will train under the direction of Drs. Karen Johnson, Patricia Bauza and Suad
At MedStar Georgetown, fellows will rotate through outpatient PM
settings, including the Medical Illness Program (our outpatient
consultation-liaison clinic), Psycho-oncology, and Transplant Clinics. Fellows will
also have weekly core didactics and attend departmental Grand
Rounds. MedStar Georgetown faculty includes Drs. Steven Epstein,
Daniel Hicks and Carol Alter.
Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows will be well prepared
for the Psychosomatic Medicine board examination and a full range
of academic and clinical careers in psychosomatic medicine.
Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship - common
Medicine Fellowship - block rotations, seminars and conferences