The University of Michigan Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship is a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship with a strong multidisciplinary emphasis, and a flexible schedule that is tailored to match the fellow’s areas of interest. At the end of this training, fellows are expected to be compassionate, knowledgeable, and astute subspecialists fully qualified to take and pass the examination for certification in the medical subspecialty of consultation liaison psychiatry.
The goal of our Fellowship is to provide high quality subspecialty health services and training in consultation liaison psychiatry. The focus of the fellowship experience is to train fellows to evaluate and treat psychiatric disorders in complex medically ill patients. Our program provides a broad-based clinical experience, and opportunities to achieve skills in education, administration, and research, in an extraordinarily rich academic environment, with no night or weekend on-call. Supervision is provided by attendings with board certification in consultation liaison psychiatry.
Consultation liaison psychiatry fellows, along with all University of Michigan house officers, are represented by the House Officers Association (HOA) and receive excellent benefits and compensation based on a contract negotiated by the HOA. The benefits package includes health, dental, and disability insurance, vacation days and holiday pay, and more.
Fellows split training between 2 main clinical sites: 7 months at the University of Michigan Hospital and 5 months at the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Hospital. Fellows have flexibility in terms of the balance of inpatient versus outpatient rotations. The fellow rotates on the general adult consultation-liaison psychiatry service at the University of Michigan Hospital and the VA Hospital. Other optional rotations include transplant psychiatry, reproductive psychiatry, palliative medicine, HIV psychiatry, inpatient addiction consultation, child/adolescent consult psychiatry, collaborative care, movement disorders, and cognitive disorders. Other electives are available. The average hours are 40-50 hours per week with no call at night or weekends.