Fellowship Programs

Fellowship Programs

The University of Louisville offers training beyond the General Residency program. The links below will show you more information about available Fellowships through the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Addiction and Psychosomatic), as well as through the Department of Pediatrics (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry).

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency is structured as a two year program available after completion of the PG-3 or PG-4 year. Residents will be required to obtain competence in the following areas:

  • Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based Practice

To achieve these goals, residents are exposed to an array of treatment settings and experiences including outpatient, inpatient, emergency room, hospital consultation service, and residential day treatment. The progressive didactic curriculum equips graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to diagnose and treat common and serious child and adolescent psychiatric disorders

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The program provides a broad spectrum of sites and treatment experience, enabling addiction psychiatry residents to become proficient in:

  • substance abuse disorders; differential diagnoses; symptoms of intoxication, withdrawal, and overdose and its management
  • the epidemiology and prevention of substance use disorders as influenced by social, cultural, genetic, economic, and pharmacological factors, including special populations
  • therapeutic modalities commonly used to treat substance use disorders including group, couples, family, insight oriented and cognitive therapies, as well as 12 step facilitation and pharmacotherapy
  • current research interest in addiction psychiatry, and the conceptualization of a research project
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The program provides a broad spectrum of sites and treatment experiences enabling Psychosomatic Medicine fellows to become proficient in:

  • The recognition and treatment of patients with coexisting medical and psychiatric disorders.
  • The management of the psychiatric symptoms associated with such medical conditions as HIV disease, acute stroke, cancer, organ transplantation, substance abuse, pregnancy, and chronic pain.
  • The principles of Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry including interacting with other medical, surgical, obstetric and pediatric colleagues , and working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • The management of end of life issues through exposure to Hospice and a hospital-based Palliative Medicine Program.
  • Scholarly writing and research in areas related to Psychosomatic Medicine.
  • The use of new treatment interventions including Telepsychiatry.
  • The recognition and management of psychosomatic disorders in children and adolescents
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