Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship

The Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center has been ACGME-accredited since 2007. Our program aims to create leaders in CLP in the areas of healing, education, and research. We expect our graduates to work in diverse settings with an emphasis on academic psychiatry settings. We are committed to an atmosphere of support for our trainees that emphasizes their wellness and are committed to ensuring that the emphasis is on training needs.

The Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship at UTSW will provide you the opportunity to practice psychiatry in a population with challenging comorbid mental and medical illnesses. As life expectancy continues to increase and sociopolitical forces limit availability of quality mental health care in the community, this ever-increasing patient population will demand the expertise of consultation-liaison psychiatrists. The CL Psychiatry Fellowship will supplement your general psychiatry training with a rich clinical experience and academic environment in which to develop skills in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. As a CL Psychiatry fellow, you will provide leadership on interdisciplinary teams composed of medical and PA students, residents, psychologists, psychology doctoral interns, and social workers.

Education/Training

We will provide formal supervision through daily teaching rounds and formal weekly didactics, as well as weekly CL teaching and case conferences, monthly CL journal club, and departmental Grand Rounds. There are countless other learning opportunities on campus such as Ethics Grand Rounds and teaching conferences in Forensic, Addiction and Geriatric Psychiatry.

Teaching medical and PA students and psychiatry residents will be an important part of your training. You will be encouraged to develop specialized interests within CL Psychiatry and complete an academic or research project during your tenure with the fellowship program. Established clinical researchers throughout the Department of Psychiatry are open to mentoring the CL fellows.

Rotation Locations

Fellows provide care to a wide variety of patients across UTSW’s affiliated hospitals, including Parkland Memorial Hospital, William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, and the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The diverse patient population and exposure to our large psychiatry faculty at these 3 teaching hospitals is one of the program’s strengths.

Parkland Memorial Hospital is a publicly-funded 862 bed county hospital. The new facility opened in August 2015 and allows trainees to see patients on a variety of medical services and practice liaison within the context of a large hospital system with a Level 1 Trauma Center, one of the largest civilian burn units in the U.S, and one of the busiest Obstetrics services in the nation.

William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital is a 460 bed university hospital that opened in December 2014 as a state of the art, patient centered designed facility. UTSW Transplant Services are based at Clements University Hospital and adds to the CL Psychiatry training opportunities, in addition to consultation to the medical, surgical, OB units and the Emergency Department.

Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center is part of the VA North Texas Health Care System which is the second largest VA health care system in the country. This provides fellows with specialized consultation and liaison experiences to the Spinal Cord Injury center, Traumatic Brain Injury and Polytrauma centers, in addition to the medical and surgical units and Emergency Department.

Fellows have an ambulatory care experience in integrated/collaborative care in one of three clinics either in the Parkland system, the Dallas VAMC, or in a recently developed Psychiatry Medicine Integration Team in the University Hospital system.