The didactics curriculum consists of weekly topics in five main categories: C/L Psychiatry, Psychodynamics, Clinical Skills, Psychiatric Illness in a Medical Setting, and Somatics. Fellows also receive instruction and guidance regarding the use of cognitive behavioral therapy, supportive psychotherapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy in the hospital setting. In addition to the optional journal club, case presentations, and conferences of the general psychiatry residency program, the fellows will participate in a C/L journal club and morbidity/mortality conferences.
Fellows are expected to participate in monthly C/L case conferences, where they will evaluate their care, research available evidence, and offer a group discussion on the care that was provided. Fellows will also participate in quality improvement projects and study systems of care throughout their training. Financial support is available for travel to research related activities.
PGY5 – Fellows will spend the majority of their time rotating on the Consultation Liaison Service at Mission Hospital, with one half day per week dedicated to didactic lecture and case conference, one afternoon per week spent in MAHEC Psychiatry’s outpatient continuity clinic, and one afternoon per week spent doing one-on-one evaluation and research with the program director.
Our outpatient psychiatry clinic, the Center for Psychiatry and Mental Wellness, is housed at UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC along with branch campuses of the UNC School of Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Our consultation liaison psychiatry fellowship is located on the same campus as our psychiatry residency program, along with family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pharmacy, surgery, and dental residencies, which provides an optimal environment for cross-fertilization of ideas and collaboration.