Consultation-liaison psychiatry, also known as psychosomatic medicine, is an exciting subspecialty of psychiatry that focuses on the care of patients with comorbid psychiatric and general medical conditions. Consultation-liaison psychiatry deals with the understanding and advancement of medical science, education, and the provision of healthcare for medically ill patients.
[NEW] APA and The Academy for Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry recently hosted a webinar, "Applying to C-L Psychiatry Fellowships in 2022: A Virtual Q&A" View the webinar here
Explore a Career in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry:
Consultation-liaison psychiatry sub-specialty training is a one-year fellowship recognized by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Fellowship training in consultation-liaison psychiatry is ideal for trainees who enjoy both the art of psychiatry and the rigor of general medicine. ABPN provides information on certification requirements including training, content, costs, and exam dates.
Understanding the Breadth and Depth of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
This Psych News series uses a case-based approach to review the wide range of roles consultation-liaison psychiatrists have throughout health care. Click the links below to learn how a consultation-liaison psychiatrist works and interacts with the various medical specialties and health systems to help patients.
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Try a Rotation in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
Medical students who do a rotation in consultation-liaison psychiatry can learn about different psychiatric manifestations of medical illness and their treatments and about care for medically ill patients who have psychiatric disorders.
For information about how to do a rotation in consultation-liaison psychiatry, contact the education coordinator in your psychiatry department.
Consultation-Liaison Resources for Psychiatry Residents
The Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (ACLP) has collected resources for psychiatry residents interested in consultation-liaison psychiatry, including fellowship opportunities, educational resources and awards. View their resources here.
[NEW] APA and The Academy for Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry recently hosted a webinar, "Applying to C-L Psychiatry Fellowships in 2022: A Virtual Q&A" View the webinar here or watch below:
APA's Council on Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
The Council on Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry focuses on policies and resources for the psychiatric care of persons who are medically ill and thus stands at the interface of psychiatry with other medical specialties.