The Psychosomatic Medicine Service at Montefiore has a long and proud tradition of educating leaders in the field. With the advent of accreditation, we have worked to develop a program that offers a broad training experience in a number of specialty areas while keeping a strong base in consultation to the hospital as a whole.
Our well-respected program with a tradition of excellence offers four full-time, one year, PGY V fellowship positions, July 1 through June 30. The primary service is staffed by four board certified attendings and more than 1200 consultations are performed yearly and fellows also rotate through the Jack D. Weiler Hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Our fellows are exposed to a variety of patients and clinical settings and have the opportunity to work directly with attendings certified in Psychosomatic Medicine, Addiction Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, and Pain Medicine. In addition, they have the option to pursue certificate level training in Bioethics. This broad experience opens up options to a wide range of career choices after training.
Although our primary goal is the training of the leaders of the future in adult Psychosomatic Medicine, we do offer the option of pursuing excellence in working with medically ill children and adolescents. Fellows who have completed Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship training may choose a specialized track, spending 6 to p months focused on the care of medically ill children and adolescents in in-patient and out-patient settings in the Children's Hospital at Montefiore, chosen one of the nation's best childrens' hospitals by US News and World Report. Supervisors include Audrey Walker, M.D. who is certified in Psychosomatic Medicine as well as Child Psychiatry.
This fellowship offers unique opportunities to gain expertise in Psychosomatic Medicine and learn evaluation and management of psychiatric aspects of medical illness while providing liaison and consultation to the medical/surgical services in two large university hospitals. Efforts are made to accommodate fellows’ special interests.
Fellows receive supervision by psychiatrists with multiple subspecialty boards including psychosomatic medicine, forensics, geriatrics, substance abuse, pain medicine, child psychiatry, and medicine.
The Psychosomatic Medicine fellowship also provides experiences in specialized outpatient clinics for Stem Cell Transplant, High Risk Pregnancy and Solid Organ Transplant. Advanced training and certification in Bioethics via a year long off-campus interdisciplinary Bioethics seminar is available.