The Fellow will:
- Develop specific clinical knowledge in the psychiatric care of the medically ill. These will include diagnostic skills, consultation and evaluative techniques, alternative models of crisis intervention and application of time-limited psychotherapy.
- Develop clinical expertise in the care and management of the many types of patients seen in the general medical setting such as Coronary Care Unit, Intensive Care Unit, and in settings devoted to geriatric, oncology, AIDS, transplant, and terminally ill patients).
- Have an understanding of the field of Psychosomatic Medicine through extensive exposure to the literature in behavioral medicine, psychosomatic medicine and biopsychosocial medicine.
- Gain an advanced understanding of pharmacology, including the psychopharmacology of the medically ill, with emphasis on non-psychotropic medications (and their side effects) and the interactions of psychotropic medications with other medications on the central nervous system.
- Participate in the curriculum, such as rounds, conferences, supervision, didactics, and seminars.
- Develop teaching skills as a Psychosomatic Medicine psychiatrist so that he/she has the ability to teach health care providers in various levels of training through the use of didactic presentations, and case oriented patient-care conferences, and informal, individualized supervision of non-psychiatric health care professionals.
- Develop an understanding of research methodology and apply it to a research question in Psychosomatic Medicine. These may include case reports, case series or literature review.
- Gain an adequate knowledge of the organizational and administrative skills needed to finance, staff and manage a C-L service.
- Demonstrate competence in the six general competencies of theACGME.