Consultation-Liaison fellows provide psychiatric services to all other Northwestern Medicine departments, including internal medicine, general surgical services, intensive care units, rehabilitation medicine, oncology, general and specialty surgery, transplant, Prentice Women’s hospital, and neurology. We have ongoing expansion of collaborative care within primary care, and a longitudinal med-psych outpatient clinic.
Clinical training includes extensive experience in medically oriented psychiatric consultation to gain the skills and experience necessary to evaluate and treat complex patients. The curriculum consists of inpatient rotations in the general medical and surgical setting of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, integrated experience in Pain Medicine, Oncology, Transplant and Med-Psych clinic, as well as collaborative care.
The fellowship does not include any weekend or after-hours call.
Fellows are encouraged to participate in the rich academic environment of Northwestern University. Program-specific learning experiences include:
- Weekly individual didactics
- Consultation-Liaison service weekly journal club
- Individual weekly supervision with an independent supervisor
- Bedside rounds with a diverse group of learners, including medical students, physician assistant students, junior and senior psychiatry residents, neurology residents, Fellows from other psychiatry subspecialties, anesthesia pain, and palliative care, as well as psychology students and LGBT health psychology interns.
- Access to weekly Psychiatry Departmental Grand Rounds, health system ethics conferences, quality improvement projects, and an array of academic and research projects.
- Extensive opportunities for teaching, including medical students, residents, trainees from other disciplines, and interdisciplinary teaching of psychologists, physician assistants, and nursing staff.