Fellowship Program Psychiatry

Rotation Blocks

Jamaica Hospital Flushing Hospital
Core Rotation 100% Core Rotation 100%
6 months 6 months
Outpatient Rotation 12 months (Jamaica Hospital; 1/2 day per week) 10%

Goals and Objectives of Program

To provide trainees with a forum in which to become proficient in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. Fellows will become proficient in the six general competencies as defined by the ACGME as they relate to Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. This will be accomplished through clinical experience, didactic seminars, and individual teaching and supervision.

Types of Clinical Experience

In addition to patients with primary psychiatric conditions, Fellows will treat patients with psychiatric disorders due to medical illnesses, delirium, dementia, somatic symptom and related disorders, and pain disorders. Fellows will be able to evaluate patients with a variety of psychiatric complications of medical illnesses and their treatments.

They will assess patients for capacity to consent or refuse procedures and make other decisions. Fellows will gain experiences in treating patients with pharmacological and nonpharmacological means. They will work with physicians of various medical specialties, as well as with other members of the multidisciplinary treatment team. Fellows will have the opportunity to teach other physicians and trainees and help integrate good psychological health for patients treated in the medical setting.