A wide variety of research opportunities exist within the section of Psychosomatic Medicine, collaborating with other specialties and the basic sciences. The clinical locations of the University Medical Center and the imbedded clinics afford the interested fellow a selected patient base to engage in clinical trials.
An ongoing collaborative effort with screening and treating victims of violence at the Spirit of Charity Trauma Center Psychiatry Research Unit serves as the cornerstone for the fellows engagement with the research process and individual projects are encouraged. The Psychosomatic Medicine faculty will aid any interested fellow in pursuing research and learning how to comply with the appropriate regulatory agencies. While a research project isn’t required, it is expected that each fellow will present a grand rounds for the department of psychiatry prior to graduation.