Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship

The ACGME-accredited Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship trains physicians to cultivate outstanding clinical skills and make meaningful academic contributions in the practice of psychiatry at its interface with other medical disciplines.

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry and WPIC are committed to excellence in psychiatric care for the medically ill. WPIC’s clinical services have evolved from inpatient psychiatry consultation to include integrated programs with palliative care, oncology, bariatric surgery, hepatology, solid organ and intestinal transplantation, internal medicine, and infectious diseases. Interdepartmental collaborations and research programs at UPMC have also achieved international recognition.

Our fellows gain expertise in Consultation-Liaison (CL) Psychiatry through rich clinical and academic experiences, and a programmatic focus on the following missions:

Apprenticeship

Valuable experience on a high-volume inpatient Psychiatry CL service and in specialty clinics, with greater autonomy and clinical responsibility, under the direct mentorship of dedicated clinical faculty.

Clinical Excellence

Training to conduct thorough neurologic and psychiatric evaluations in the general medical setting, and to consider etiologies and treatments for clinical presentations in a comprehensive manner.

Academic Vigor

Collaborative undertaking of quality improvement, clinical research, and academic dissemination to a variety of audiences. 

Practical Applications of Neuropsychiatry 

Nuanced education in clinical neuroscience, with an emphasis on the underpinnings of affective, behavioral, and cognitive presentations in the general medical setting.

Faculty, residents and alumni at the 2016 Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine meeting
Faculty, residents and alumni at the 2016 Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine meeting

Fellowship 

A community of physicians with similar academic and clinical missions through a formative experience that extends beyond the year of training.