Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship
The Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship Program
The Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Psychsomatic Medicine Fellowship Program offers a well balanced experience in Psychosomatic Medicine where the fellow has the opportunity to develop clinical skills in a wide variety of ambulatory and acute care settings. In these settings, fellows may provide consultation to medical colleagues as well as assume continuous care of outpatients. The curriculum, which includes supervised clinical experiences and formal didactic and participatory conferences, allows the fellow to gain knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to provide expert psychiatric care to patients with comorbid and complex medical and surgical problems and to consult effectively to medical colleagues. By the end of the fellowship, each resident will be prepared for the subspecialty board examination in Psychosomatic Medicine.
While the fellowship is funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, fellows rotate through clinical services at both the Portland VA Medical Center (PVAMC) and OHSU. We complement the fellow's predominantly male VA patient exposure with female patients seen in the OHSU Perinatal Psychiatry Clinic and at the PVAMC Women's Health Clinic. The program has received full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medicine Education (ACGME). Most members of the combined OHSU/PVAMC Psychosomatic Medicine faculty have American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology subspecialty certification in Psychosomatic Medicine or dual Medicine-Psychiatry Board Certification. Several faculty members are core investigators of the VA Health Services Research & Development funded Center for the Study of Chronic Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders.
The fellowship is one-year in duration and at the PGY-5 level. We welcome interest in the program.
Director, OHSU Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship
Associate Director, OHSU Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship