Psychosomatic Medicine is the discipline encompassing the study and practice of psychiatric disorders in patients with medical, surgical obstetrical and neurological conditions.
About the Program
This is a one-year fellowship with two available positions. The fellows see inpatients at Westchester Medical Center, a tertiary care facility. Some of the clinical areas of involvement are burn, geriatrics, high risk ob/gyn, HIV, transplant, trauma as well as delirium and dementia.
The fellows also see outpatients from a variety of departments including the AIDS Care Center. Multi-disciplinary communication is fostered with patients and their families, social workers, case managers, nurses, physicians as well as discharge teams. The fellowship offers clinical as well as research experience.
The fellows are supervised by attendings trained in psychosomatic medicine and in turn, supervise residents and medical students. In addition, they participate in weekly rounds, journal club, reading seminar, didactic classes and grand rounds. The fellows are encouraged and supported in attending regional as well as national meetings.
Department of Psychiatry
New York Medical College @ Westchester Medical Center
Behavioral Health Center, 3rd Floor
Valhalla, NY 10595
Yvette Smolin, MD
Director, Division of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
Program Director, Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship
Ms. Nancy Guerrero