Welcome to the UCLA San Fernando Valley Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship Program!
Our fellowship is for psychiatrists interested in advanced clinical knowledge and skills in psychosomatic medicine and consultation-liason psychiatry. It provides the prospective trainee with a rich and diverse educational experience by incorporating the resources of the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center), the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (Olive View-UCLA Medical Center), and the UCLA Health System (Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center).
The academic year is divided into half-day rotations to provide comprehensive training in inpatient and outpatient psychosomatic medicine. Specialty experience includes required rotations in transplant psychiatry, HIV psychiatry, palliative care, and neurology/memory clinic. Comprehensive didactic education and supervision are provided during all rotations.
Didactic experiences include a C&L lecture series, a psychosomatic medicine journal club, and a joint medicine/psychiatry morning report Opportunities are also available for teaching medical students and residents in the UCLA San Fernando Valley adult psychiatry training program.
An abundance of research opportunities are available to the trainee through our sponsoring institutions. The trainee is provided with mentorship to pursue research experience, either by participating in ongoing projects or by applying for grants for projects of their own. The trainee is encouraged to present their research findings at national or regional meetings.
The clinical and didactic curriculum assures the fellow the opportunity to acquire the cognitive knowledge, interpersonal skills, professional attitudes, and practical experience required of a psychiatrist with added qualifications in psychosomatic medicine. Successful completion of the UCLA San Fernando Valley Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship Program would meet eligibility requirements for subspecialty certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.