Division of Medical Psychiatry

ACGME Consult Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship

The one-year Stanford Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (CLP) Fellowship Program offers advanced training in the field of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry in both hospital and ambulatory settings with abundant clinical, educational, and innovative research opportunities. The Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship received full accreditation by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) since its inception in 2010.

The program allows the fellow to engage in a variety of required and elective clinical and research rotations as well as to engage in a wide variety of educational activities where the fellow can serve as a learner and as an educator. The program also allows each CLP-Fellow to develop his or her own unique strengths and interests. Every member of our core faculty is either CLP-Board Certified or eligible.

Fellows can choose a fellowship curriculum that confers them excellent training in General Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, but it also offers two optional sub-specialty tracks: Critical Care Psychiatry or Psychosocial Oncology (also known as Psycho-oncology). 

Clerkship and Classes

PSYC 353A: Psychosomatic Medicine (Psychiatry Consultation Service) Clerkship

Psychosomatic Medicine (PM) comprises the area of psychiatry concerned with the psychobiological care of the medically ill, which includes persons of all ages and those cared for in specialized medical settings. PM- psychiatrists, in addition to providing expert formal psychiatric consultation to medical and surgical patients in the general hospital, specialized hospitals and outpatient clinic settings, also train psychiatrists and non-psychiatrists in the recognition of normal and abnormal reactions to illness and appropriate psychological care of patients with such reactions. The PM psychiatrist may function both as a consultant and as part of the primary medical/surgical treatment team. Via conjoint rounds and teaching conferences (primary intervention), formal consultations (secondary intervention), and involvement in inpatient treatment and discharge planning (tertiary intervention), the PM psychiatrist provides a comprehensive approach to the emotional, cognitive, and behavioral needs of the patient.