Contact Us

Senior Manager, Graduate Medical Education, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Andrea Santo
Phone: 305-355-8264
Email: asanto@med.miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
Our program does not participate in a match program. The final fellowship selections are made among the interviewed candidates by the faculty and/or selection committee.

How to Apply:
Applicants should send a Jackson Memorial Hospital site-specific application form with the following to asanto@med.miami.edu and vpadilla@med.miami.edu:

  • Personal Statement
  • Updated CV
  • Transcript of Medical School Scholastic Record
  • Documentation of Graduation from Medical School
  • Copy of State Licenses
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (one must be from training director of general psychiatry residency program)
  • USMLE Exam Scores (Steps 1, 2 and 3)
  • Residency Certificate (if available)
    Valid ECFMG Certificate (foreign or international graduates)
  • Visa Status

Deadline:
Applications are accepted from July to December. For eligible candidates, interview season is typically from late August to December.

Call Schedule

There is no call schedule required.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 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. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

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

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.

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 ambulatory care settings. Areas of specialized training include cardiovascular medicine, HIV, perinatal psychiatry, 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.

-Vanessa L. Padilla, 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.

-Vanessa L. Padilla, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

2

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

Dominique Musselman, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychiatry

Vanessa L. Padilla, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychiatry
Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Maria Rueda-Lara, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychiatry

Radu V. Saveanu, MD
Director, Psychiatry Residency Training Program
Professor and Chair (Interim), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatrist-in-Chief, UHealth System and Jackson Health System

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