Tracing its roots to the historic Charity Hospital, the University Medical Center (UMC) provides an ideal location for training in Psychosomatic Medicine. UMC is a 450 bed, Level One Trauma Center that serves the region and is renowned for its excellence in treating the traumatically injured. The psychiatry consultation service works closely with the trauma surgery and critical care services to provide care for a multitude of extraordinary patients. Internal medicine and neurology services also frequently utilize the consultation service and collaborate in the treatment of very complex cases.
Ochsner Medical Center has a 450 bed hospital and is a nationally recognized multi-specialty healthcare delivery system. It is a transplant center for heart, lung, liver, kidney and pancreas. The resident gains experience in running a private practice model of consultation psychiatry.
A Psychosomatic Medicine clinic is present at Ochsner Medical Center and a Perinatal Psychiatry clinic is present at University Medical Center. Both provide a venue for subspecialty training and clinical care. The outpatient clinics provide the fellow with the opportunity to provide follow up care for selected consultation service patients and perform evaluations for specialized procedures, such as buprenorphine induction in pregnant patients. Fellows attend clinic once weekly, alternating between sites.
In addition to direct patient care and teaching rounds, the fellow attends courses in: