Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship

Didactics

Fellows participate in two one-hour structured lectures per week, which include review of required textbook reading material and discussion of review questions. This coursework is designed to insure a broad knowledge base and optimal preparation for the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Board exam. Courses include:

General Principles in Evaluation and Management

  • Ethical issues
  • Legal issues
  • Psychiatric assessment and consultation
  • Psychological responses to illness

Symptoms and Disorders

  • Aggression and violence
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Deception syndromes: factitious disorders and malingering
  • Delirium
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Psychosis, mania and catatonia
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Sleep disorders
  • Somatization and somatoform disorders
  • Substance-related disorders
  • Suicidality

Specialty and Subspecialty Components

  • Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia syndromes
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrine and metabolic disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Hematology
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Infectious diseases
  • Lung disease
  • Medical toxicology
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Oncology
  • Organ transplantation
  • Pain
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Renal disease
  • Rheumatology
  • Surgery

Treatment

  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Palliative care
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychotherapy
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