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Senior Manager, Graduate Medical Education, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Andrea Santo
Phone: 305-355-8264
Email: [email protected]

Application Information

Eligibility:
We participate in the National Resident Matching Program. All our positions are filled through the NRMP.

How to Apply:
For the 2023-2024 fellowship application year, the University of Miami / Jackson Health System CL Psychiatry Fellowship is excited to announce that we are accepting applications either through ERAS, or directly via email using the ACLP common application.  ACGME ID# 4091113039

All applications will be reviewed and considered equally regardless of how the application is submitted. Our goal is to make the application process as inclusive and smooth as possible for everyone.

For more information on CL Psychiatry fellowships, please visit ACLP’s website: Information for Psychiatry Residents

For further information on ERAS and submission timelines, please review the following website: ERAS Fellowship Timeline

In order to obtain your ERAS token: ERAS Token

For applicants submitting by email, applicants should send a ACLP Common Application Form with a C.V., personal statement, summative evaluation letter from your Psychiatric Residency Training Director, two additional letters of reference, USMLE transcript (including a passing Step 3 report or equivalent), Valid ECFMG certificate (if applicable), and a copy of your medical diploma and residency certificate (if available) to: [email protected].

Deadline:
Our Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program participates in the Psychiatry Fellowship Match. Due to the ERAS & Match schedules, we begin accepting applications from July 5 to December 1. Interviews are conducted from August 1 to December 1.

Call Schedule

There is no call schedule required.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

1475 NW 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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UHealth Tower

1400 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 3 prior to the start of the program (a passing report is required). Candidates must be eligible to apply for a Florida medical license.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a successfully completed ACGME-accredited general psychiatry program in the U.S. or equivalent in Canada.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12 Ave. ACC West L101
Miami, FL 33136-1122
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: [email protected]

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship

Mission & Vision

This fellowship offers specialized consultation and liaison psychiatry training to provide comprehensive psychiatry care in the critical care setting, inpatient medical, obstetrical and surgical wards, rehabilitation units and ambulatory care settings.

Our program serves to develop medical leaders with expertise in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with complex medical and psychiatric comorbidities.

Mission & Vision

This fellowship offers specialized consultation and liaison psychiatry training to provide comprehensive psychiatry care in the critical care setting, inpatient medical, obstetrical and surgical wards, rehabilitation units and ambulatory care settings.

Our program serves to develop medical leaders with expertise in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with complex medical and psychiatric comorbidities.

Program Director’s Welcome

Program Director’s Welcome

We appreciate your interest in our program and look forward to showing you what makes us so proud of the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program.

Fellows provide specialty psychiatric care in the critical-care setting, inpatient medical, obstetrical and surgical wards and rehabilitation units, as well as at Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Fellows have the opportunity to work in psycho-oncology and/or HIV-specialty, transplant, perinatal addiction, and human trafficking services ambulatory care settings. Areas of specialized training include cardiovascular medicine, HIV, psycho-oncology, and transplant psychiatry.

Fellows are offered didactic, clinical and research supervision by consultation-liaison psychiatry faculty. Didactic activities include clinical rounds, case vignette discussions, board preparation review and grand rounds. Each fellow has the opportunity to teach psychiatry residents and medical students. Fellows have access to updated online journals and opportunities to attend annual psychiatry meetings. An academic research project is encouraged to be completed by each fellow under the supervision of faculty members.

Jackson Memorial Hospital is a large, university-affiliated county hospital and is the perfect sponsor for your consultation-liaison psychiatry training. Fellows gain outstanding experience in the psychiatric management of a variety of patient populations, through a culturally informed, evidenced-based and patient-centered care approach, along with effective liaison competencies to collaborate with primary teams and other healthcare providers.

The surroundings in which you train are also an important aspect of selecting a fellowship training program and Miami is a wonderful place to both live and work. Situated in one of the world’s premier destinations, we invite you to come see for yourself why patients, faculty and students from across the country and world are drawn to Miami and the UM/Jackson Health System.

-Lujain Alhajji, MD

Description

Fellows are offered didactic, clinical and research supervision by consultation-liaison psychiatry faculty. Didactic activities include clinical rounds, case vignette discussions, board preparation review and grand rounds. Each fellow has the opportunity to teach psychiatry residents and medical students. Fellows have access to updated online journals and opportunities to attend annual psychiatry meetings. An academic research project is encouraged to be completed by each fellow under the supervision of faculty members.

Jackson Memorial Hospital is a large, university-affiliated county hospital and is the perfect sponsor for your consultation-liaison psychiatry training. Fellows gain outstanding experience in the psychiatric management of a variety of patient populations, through a culturally informed, evidenced-based and patient-centered care approach, along with effective liaison competencies to collaborate with primary teams and other healthcare providers.

The surroundings in which you train are also an important aspect of selecting a fellowship training program and Miami is a wonderful place to both live and work. Situated in one of the world’s premier destinations, we invite you to come see for yourself why patients, faculty and students from across the country and world are drawn to Miami and the UM/Jackson Health System.

-Lujain Alhajji, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

3

Duration of Fellowship?

1 year

Program Highlights

100% board pass rate

Only Level I adult & pediatric trauma center in Miami-Dade County

Specialty clinic experience & moonlighting opportunities

Clinical Experience

Year 1

By means of individual supervision, small-group seminars, grand rounds, didactic lectures, case conferences, as well as scholarly and research participation related to clinical material and basic sciences, we provide a comprehensive training program for consultation-liaison psychiatry.

Educational & Other Experience

Areas of subspecialty expertise training include the evaluation and treatment of: (1) transplant patients with end-stage organ disease, (2) cancer patients, (3) pregnant and postpartum patients with complex psychiatric disorders, (4) intensive care unit patients with psychopathology in the setting of severe medical illness and (5) general hospital consultation patients admitted into medical and surgical wards in need of expert psychiatric consultation.

Research

Fellows will have the opportunity to develop a research project with the assistance of the teaching faculty. Monthly research meetings are held to monitor the progress of the fellow’s identified research project. The expectation is that, with mentorship from the teaching faculty, the fellow will be able to complete a research project to present at a national meeting or to submit for publication.

Your Faculty

Lujain Alhajji, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychiatry
Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Zelde Espinel, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychiatry

Maria G. Hadjikyriakou, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychiatry

Daniel Maass, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychiatry

Dominique Musselman, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychiatry

Vanessa L. Padilla, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychiatry

Mitchell K. Rovner, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychiatry

Maria Rueda-Lara, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychiatry

Alumni Placements Include:

BronxCare Health System
Citrus Health Network
County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Miami

Alumni Placements Include:

BronxCare Health System
Citrus Health Network
County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Miami