Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Colorado Denver
School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate
Medical Education (ACGME). The program is created for graduates of
ACGME-accredited psychiatry residencies who seek advanced education and
training in psychosomatic medicine and who seek to develop a leadership role in
the delivery of integrated health care.
first unique aspect of this fellowship is its focus on family-oriented,
patient-centered care. A specific model of family therapy, the
problem-centered systems therapy of the family (PCSTF) is taught to fellows. Fellows
will become knowledgeable and develop skills in working with patients and their
families across all systems of care.
second unique aspect of this fellowship is its focus on providing fellows with
the knowledge and skills to become leaders in the delivery of integrated care.
For integrated care to meet the needs of patients, psychiatry must be at the
forefront of an integrated delivery of medical and behavioral health treatment.
An emphasis throughout this program is on working collaboratively with
physicians in other disciplines. The fellow will learn how to effectively lead
a team of behavioral health providers. In the outpatient setting, the fellow
will work at nationally recognized community sites that promote integrated
care. There will an opportunity to work
in a research capacity, focusing on the development of health promotion in
in our psychosomatic medicine program will:
- Exceed the basic competencies in
psychosomatic medicine via clinical rotations in inpatient and outpatient
settings and a rigorous, multidisciplinary didactics program.
- Develop a strong knowledge base concerning
the role of interpersonal, family, and system-oriented factors in medical
illness and practice, and develop the skills to effectively intervene across
these levels of experience.
- Develop skills as an educator for medical
students and residents, as well as other health care providers.
- Develop expertise at the interface of
medicine and psychiatry (mind/body) across the spectrum of medical illnesses.
- Be able to implement and promote integrative
care in community settings.
- Develop expertise in models of preventative
care and promotion of wellness.