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Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Lecture series

This required series is also attended at the fourth-year psychiatry residents, but is aimed at the CL Fellow.  It is open to other psychiatric Fellows. Topics are wide-ranging and pertinent to Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and are presented by a variety of faculty members from Psychiatry and other URMC specialties. For a list of sample topics, see below

  • The process of consultations
  • Defenses & Anxiety
  • Models of consultation and collaborative care models
  • Strategizing history and engaging patients
  • Personality
  • Social factors influencing psychiatric presentations
  • Transplant psychiatry
  • Delirium
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Sleep disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Hyperkinetic disorders
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry and:
    • Endocrine disorders
    • GI issues
    • Psycho-oncology
    • Substance Issues
    • Renal disease
    • Heart disease
  • Somatic Symptom disorders
  • Somatoform disorders in children and adolescents
  • Work-life balance and provider burnout

Dr. Scharf teaching

Lectures to be given by the Fellow

Fellows are expected to devise and deliver at least 3 lectures to junior psychiatry residents or other trainees on topics of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.


In addition to rotation-specific (bedside) supervision, Fellows will receive two 1-hour supervision sessions per week with the Program Director. The supervision will focus on rotation-specific topics and pertinent literature, collaboration and supervision skills, practice improvement, development of professional identity, and work-life balance.

Journal Club

This monthly meeting will cover readings pertinent to Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. These meetings will often occur off-site and are also attended by the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow and Director, and can include various faculty members.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds

These weekly presentations occur from September through May.