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Psychosomatic Medicine

Director: Raymond Young, M.D.
E-mail: ryoung2@emory.edu
Coordinator: Leslie Mann
Address:
Emory University SOM
Wesley Woods Health Center-4th Floor
1841 Clifton Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: (404) 728-6470
Email: leslie.a.mann@emory.edu
Level: PGY-5
Positions: 2
Annual Stipend: $59,660 (2014-2015)
Accreditation: ACGME

Clinical experiences

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.

Didactic experiences

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.

Research

Emory's Psychosomatic Medicine fellowship is academically oriented and strives to create new knowledge in psychosomatic medicine. Fellows will participate in ongoing research projects that focus on clinical care, quality improvement and clinical education. They are also encouraged and supported to develop their own research project that may pertain to their specific interests.

Faculty

The faculty consists of psychiatrists who are board certified in Psychosomatic Medicine and have an extensive background of experience in clinical care, education, quality and scholarship. Each of our faculty is involved in the various clinical, didactic and research experiences of the program.

Salary

The annual salary for 2014-2015 is $59,660. Fellows receive the standard benefit package associated with being a house officer at Emory.

Application

Emory's Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship Program is a participant in the NRMP MATCH program for Psychosomatic Medicine fellowship programs.

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:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information including mailing address, email, preferred phone numbers
  • Evidence of qualification for a Georgia medical license (in most cases this will be a copy of a current license from a state that has reciprocity with Georgia)
  • A copy of the applicant's medical school diploma
  • Three letters of reference. One of these must be from the training director of the resident's general psychiatry training program documenting expected satisfactory completion of general psychiatry training.
  • Medical school transcripts (may be sent by your general psychiatry training director or medical school)
  • Medical school Dean’s letter (may be sent by your general psychiatry training director or medical school)
  • Copies of USMLE scores from Step I, II, III
  • Copy of your visa or permanent resident card if you are not a US citizen

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