Director: Raymond Young, M.D.
Coordinator: Amy Cromwell
Emory University SOM
Wesley Woods Health Center-4th Floor
1841 Clifton Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: (404) 728-6470
Annual Stipend: $57,922 (2012-2013)
Fellows spend four months at Emory Hospital, four months at Grady Memorial Hospital, and four months at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. These rotations include training in psychiatric consultation and management of medical and surgical inpatients and outpatients. Each medical center offers opportunities to work with its special populations of patients (such as, transplant patients at Emory Hospital; HIV/AIDS patients at Grady; and patients with PTSD at the VA). Opportunities and responsibilities will include direct in- and outpatient care.
There are at least weekly seminars and teaching conferences covering the full range of psychosomatic medicine topics throughout the year at the two sites. In addition there are daily teaching rounds where the emphasis is on diagnostic and interviewing skills, increasing knowledge, case presentations, short-term therapy, optimizing collegial relationships with other health providers, and professionalism. Considerable individual supervision is provided. The other teaching conferences, grand rounds, etc., of the Emory psychiatry department are open to fellows.
The Emory fellowship is academically oriented, and the program strives to create new knowledge in psychosomatic medicine. Fellows will participate in ongoing research projects and are encouraged to develop their own.
In addition to the training of fellows, the program's mission includes fostering the psychosomatic medicine education of non-psychiatric, as well as psychiatric, residents and medical students. Fellows participate significantly in this pedagogical enterprise.
The staff currently consists of psychosomatic medicine psychiatrists at Emory and two additional full-time psychosomatic medicine psychiatrists at the Grady and VA sites respectively who implement and supervise the training. Three of these four psychiatrists (including the program director) are board-certified in psychosomatic medicine. Additional staff includes psychiatrists who work with medically ill patients and are involved in the various clinical, didactic, and research experiences of the program.
The annual salary for 2012-2013 is $57,922. Fellows receive the standard benefit package associated with being a house officer at Emory.
Applicants must have completed a psychiatric residency prior to beginning the fellowship (PGY 5 and above) and be qualified to obtain a Georgia medical license.
Applicants may use the electronic APM form: http://www.apm.org/career/common-app-pm-fellowship.shtml, or the standard PGY2 and above form (pdf), which the program coordinator will send upon request. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, the completed application, and the following materials to the coordinator:
Interviews with the program director, and the two site directors are required.
From a 2009 graduate:
"The Emory Psychosomatic Medicine program is an accredited fellowship abounding with new energy and enthusiastic leadership that provides an excellent experience for the budding consultation-liaison psychiatrist.I was exposed to a diverse and uniquespectrum of clinical experiences. I also had the opportunity toparticipate in research, journal clubs, inter-disciplinary case conferences, and the invaluable "How To Teach"seminar. Being a learner-oriented program, the highly accomplishedand highly motivated faculty ensured I was supported in my intellectual pursuits, generated enthusiasm for learning and teaching, and helped me to develop new clinical skills and refine existing ones. All of this occurred amidst an environment of incredible support, both professionally and personally, that not only began before I started the program, but also continues after I have graduated."
-Smitha Murthy, MD