The Psychosomatic Medicine (Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry) Fellowship at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital offers two positions for this ACGME-accredited one-year fellowship. Under the direction of Dr. Jorge Luis Sotelo, a board-certified consultation psychiatrist and fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, the fellows will each rotate 6 months at Jackson Memorial Hospital, the tertiary public teaching hospital (ranked 25th in the nation) and 6 months at the University of Miami Hospital. Areas of specialized training include transplant psychiatry (liver, kidney, lung, heart, GI, and stem cell), psycho-oncology, cardiovascular medicine, and neuropsychiatry.
The fellows are offered specialized consultation and liaison activities with the division of transplant surgery, and hematology/oncology. They will provide care in the critical care setting, emergency room, inpatient medical and surgical wards, and a large trauma center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, as well as the inpatient medical and surgical units at the University of Miami Hospital.
The fellows will also have an opportunity to work in the transplant and oncology ambulatory settings. Each fellow sees an average of ten new cases and fifteen follow-up encounters per week and is offered didactic, clinical, and research supervision by the Psychosomatic Medicine faculty for an average of three hours per week. In addition, an average of ten hours per week are devoted to didactic activities through attending rounds, conferences, and seminars and each fellow has the opportunity to participate in the teaching of residents and medical students. An academic research project is completed by each fellow under the supervision of Dr. Dominique Musselman.
ACGME Accredited: Yes
Residents or Fellows per year: 2
Duration: 12 months – 1 academic year
Postgraduate Training Required: Yes
U.S. Citizenship Required: No
- Jackson Memorial Hospital
- University of Miami Hospital
Residents/Fellows who have graduated our program in the last 10 years obtained faculty positions at:
- University of Miami Hospital, Miami, Florida
- Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
- Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada
As per ACGME requirements, all applicants must have satisfactorily completed an ACGME-accredited psychiatry residency prior to entering the program.
In addition, the following documents are required:
- Application for graduate medical education at JMH (general application)
- Personal Statement
- Transcript of medical school scholastic record
- Documentation of graduation from medical school
- Copy of state licenses
- 3 letters of recommendation, one must be from training director of general psychiatry residency program
- USMLE exam scores, Steps 1, 2 and 3 must be completed.
- Valid ECFMG Certificate (Foreign or International Graduates)
- Visa Status
January 31st, 2016
By means of individual supervision, small group seminars, Grand Rounds, didactic lectures, case conferences as well as scholarly and research participation related to clinical material and basic sciences, we provide a comprehensive training program for Psychosomatic Medicine.
Board Exam Requirements
Certified Diplomat of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Psychiatry as well as completion of a 1 year ACGME accredited Psychosomatic Medicine Training Program
Educational & Other Experience
The educational purpose of the training program is to develop in the fellow expertise in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with complex medical and psychiatric comorbidities. Areas of subspecialty expertise training include the evaluation and treatment of: (1) transplant patients with end stage organ disease, (2) cancer patients, (3) pregnant and post-partum patients with complex psychiatric symptomatology, (4) intensive care unit patients with psychiatric syndromes in the setting of severe medical illness, and (5) general hospital consultation patients admitted into medical and surgical wards in need of expert psychiatric consultation. The goals of the training program are to impart upon the trainee the knowledge and expertise to care for complex medically-ill patients with psychiatric syndromes and to develop a research project for publication and presentation at a national meeting
Research project is developed with the assistance of the teaching faculty and monthly research meetings are held to monitor the progress of the fellow’s identified research project. The expectation is that, with mentorship from the teaching faculty, the fellow will be able to complete a research project to present at a national meeting or to submit for publication.
Fellows are not required to be on-call during the course of their fellowship.