Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship

The Indiana University School of Medicine Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (formerly Psychosomatic Medicine) Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited one-year program that accepts up to two fellows per year. In this program, fellows are trained to provide outstanding psychiatric care to patients with complex medical and surgical conditions, both in inpatient and outpatient integrated/ collaborative care settings. This program nurtures a fellow’s professional development, enhancing skills in research, teaching and administration specific to each fellow’s unique goals.

Curriculum

Roudebush VA Medical Center

Fellows spend six months on a Consultation-Liaison service at the Richard L. Roudebush Indianapolis VA Medical Center that serves Indiana military veterans and receives referrals from VA facilities in Fort Wayne, Marion and Danville, Illinois.

IU Health University Hospital

Fellows spend five months on Consultation-Liaison Service and one month on an acting attending rotation on the Consultation-Liaison Service at Indiana University Health University Hospital. University Hospital is an academic teaching and referral hospital located on the IU School of Medicine campus.

IU Health Methodist

For six months, fellows spend one day per week in the Integrated Care clinic at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital. Methodist is a teaching and referral hospital that operates one of just two Level One Trauma centers in the state.

Clinical and Elective Opportunities

  • Transplant Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary
  • Palliative Care
  • Oncology/ Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Gastroenterology
  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Reserach
  • Child and Adolescent consults at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

Didactics

The Consultation-Liaison Program creates an environment for fellows to explore psychiatry as they delve further into their expertise. Fellows have the opportunity to participate in the Consultation-Liaison seminar, the Inter-Hospital Consultation-Liaison Case Conference, quarterly journal club and other optional protected seminars.

  • One-hour weekly Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellows Seminar
  • One-hour monthly Inter-Hospital Consultation-Liaison Case Conference
  • Includes Consultation-Liaison colleagues from IU University Hospital, the VA Medical Center, Eskenazi Health, and Riley Hospital for Children discussing interesting and/ or challenging cases
  • Four one-hour Journal Club meetings per year
  • Other optional but encouraged and protected seminars include Addictions Symposium and the Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Integrated Care

The Consultation-Liaison Fellowship program partners with IU Health to bring the best integrated care to patients with comorbid and psychiatric medical conditions across the state of Indiana, as well as provide the best program experience for fellows. IU Health has invested in the Changing Health Outcomes through Integrated Care Excellence (CHOICE) program, designed to deliver integrated behavioral health in primary care settings and a core part of the Consultation-Liaison Fellowship. For six months, fellows will participate in the integrated care clinic one day per week. This experience will enable fellows to gain expertise in providing consultations in a busy primary care setting. Fellows will also have the opportunity to get involved in the teaching, administrative and research missions of the program.

Quick Facts

Interviews are conducted in person in Indianapolis. Applicants are invited to arrive the day prior to their scheduled interview to join the faculty for a casual dinner. If traveling to Indianapolis is not feasible, it may be possible for applicants to interview at the Academy of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Annual Conference in November.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact program coordinator, Linda Dye, at ldye@iu.edu or by phone at 317-963-7310 with questions or concerns about their application or the program.

No. The Consultation-Liaison Fellowship Program at IU School of Medicine participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), not ERAS.

Application and Interview Process

The Consultation-Liaison Fellowship Program is accepting applications until October 31, 2019. Interested applications must include the following when submitting an application for program:

Please address interest in Consultation-Liaison psychiatry and describe personal consult-liaison experience.

Applicants must have completed an accredited psychiatry residency and have a J-1 visa as the Department of Psychiatry at IU School of Medicine does not sponsor H-1B visas.

Please include one letter from Program Director and have all authors email each letter directly to Linda Dye.

Faculty Experts

M. L. Blackford, PhD

M. L. Blackford, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry
David R. Diaz, MD

David R. Diaz, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Emily G. Holmes, MD,  MPH

Emily G. Holmes, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Maria C. Poor, MD

Maria C. Poor, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry