This psychiatric subspecialty focuses on the evaluation and management of behavioral health problems in patients with complex medical and surgical conditions, with a focus on collaboration with other medical specialties. At the completion of training, fellows will be eligible for board certification in the subspecialty of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

  • Fellows have core rotations at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center as a member of the inpatient consultation-liaison psychiatry service, in outpatient subspecialty clinics, and through our collaborative care programs
  • Dedicated core faculty work with fellows to develop individualized goals and personalized elective experiences
  • Fellows will develop expertise in a wide variety of competencies, including treating patients with delirium, chronic pain, decision making capacity issues, end-of-life care, substance use disorders and psychiatric sequelae of medical disorders while mastering communication and crisis intervention skills
  • Fellows will provide consultation to colleagues in specialized medical fields including transplantation, cardiology, critical care, oncology/hematology, burn and trauma surgical services, OB/GYN, infectious disease, rheumatology, endocrinology, neurological and physical rehabilitation (e.g., head trauma, stroke)
  • Fellows will be adept in the disposition of patients with psychiatric needs, including those with substance-related impairment, and transfer to psychiatric settings upon medical stabilization
  • Faculty supervisors will guide fellows in developing their medial teaching and mentorship skills, including active instruction of residents and medical students on their clinical service
  • Fellows participate in quality improvement activities that improve care delivery and patient safety
  • Fellows are will hone their care coordination skills and gain experiencing as liaisons to collaborative care programs in primary care, internal medicine, and oncology
  • Fellows will have the opportunity to gain additional experience caring for patients across the lifespan while rotating in the Integrated Psychiatry Clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, including caring for adult patients with illnesses (cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, congenital heart disease) that begin in childhood
  • Structured wellness activities and developing lifelong learning skills are emphasized throughout the fellowship year

Application Process

This one year fellowship runs annually from July to June. Applications for the upcoming year will be accepted beginning July 1st. Two fellows are accepted each year through the National Resident Matching Program.

Please submit the Common Application found on the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (ACLP) website and include:

  • your Curriculum Vitae
  • a letter from your current residency training director
  • two additional letters of recommendation
  • personal statement

Once received, your application will be reviewed, and we will respond with a decision to interview. Interviews are conducted by invitation only and take place generally August-October.

Send materials to:
Melissa Stahr
melissa.stahr@osumc.edu
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
1670 Upham Drive
Columbus, OH 43210-1250
614-293-8282
Fax: 614-293-4200

Fellowship Director

David Kasick, MD

David Kasick, MD

Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship

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