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Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

Director: Raymond Young, M.D.
E-mail: ryoung2@emory.edu
Coordinator: Leslie Mann
Address:
Emory University SOM
12 Executive Park Drive NE-3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: (404) 712-6934
Email: leslie.a.mann@emory.edu
Level: PGY-5
Positions: 1
Annual Stipend: $67,510 (2017-2018)
Accreditation: ACGME

Clinical experiences

Fellows spend four months at Emory Hospital, four months at Grady Memorial Hospital, and four months at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. These rotations include training in psychiatric consultation and management of medical and surgical inpatients and outpatients. Each medical center offers opportunities to work with its special populations of patients (such as, transplant patients at Emory Hospital; HIV/AIDS patients at Grady; and patients with PTSD at the VA). Opportunities and responsibilities will include direct in- and outpatient care.

Didactic experiences

There are at least weekly seminars and teaching conferences covering the full range of consultation-liaison psychiatry topics throughout the year. In addition there are daily teaching rounds where the emphasis is on diagnostic and interviewing skills, increasing knowledge, case presentations, short-term therapy, optimizing collegial relationships with other health providers, and professionalism. Considerable individual supervision is provided. The other teaching conferences, grand rounds, etc., of the Emory psychiatry department are open to fellows.

Research

Emory's Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship is academically oriented and strives to create new knowledge in consultation-liaison psychiatry. Fellows will participate in ongoing research projects that focus on clinical care, quality improvement and clinical education. They are also encouraged and supported to develop their own research project that may pertain to their specific interests.

Faculty

The faculty consists of psychiatrists who are board certified in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and have an extensive background of experience in clinical care, education, quality and scholarship. Each of our faculty is involved in the various clinical, didactic and research experiences of the program.

Salary

The annual salary for 2017-2018 is $67,510. Fellows receive the standard benefit package associated with being a house officer at Emory.

Application

Emory's Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship program is a participant in the NRMP MATCH program for Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship programs.

Applicants must have completed a psychiatric residency prior to beginning the fellowship (PGY 5 and above) and be qualified to obtain a Georgia medical license.

Applicants may use the electronic APM form: https://www.apm.org/residents-fellows/common-application/, or the standard PGY2 and above form (pdf), which the program coordinator will send upon request. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, the completed application, and the following materials to the coordinator:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A copy of the applicant's medical school diploma
  • Three letters of reference. One of these must be from the training director of the resident's general psychiatry training program documenting expected satisfactory completion of general psychiatry training.
  • Medical school transcripts (may be sent by your general psychiatry training director or medical school)
  • Medical school Dean’s letter (may be sent by your general psychiatry training director or medical school)
  • Copies of USMLE scores from Step I, II CK & CS, III
  • Copy of your visa or permanent resident card if you are not a US citizen

Interviews with the program director, and the two site directors are required.

From our 2017 graduate:

"Four months at Emory Hospital, four months at the Atlanta VA Medcial Center, and four months at Grady Memorial Hospital, from my perspective, the year has been quite a well-rounded experience. Combining the core hospital experiences with my time at IDP outpatient and the transplant outpatient service, I'm left with a sense of being more than ready to take on either academic or private practice consultative liaison psychiatry. Reflecting back just a little over a year ago, I remember in an abstract sense trying to determine if the opportunity cost of taking an additional year of training versus going straight into practice would be worthwhile. At this point, I have no doubt that I made the right choice. Comparing my skill set to that of a year ago, I see drastic improvements in both my knowledge base and general comfort level with approaching what ends up often being the most medically ill of psychiatric patients."

-Frederick "Austin" Boyer, DO