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Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Lecture series

The weekly didactic series 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. Topics could include but are not limited to: 

  • 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 and Hypokinetic movement disorders 
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation 
  • Somatic Symptom disorders 
  • Somatoform disorders in children and adolescents 
  • Work-life balance and provider burnout 
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion 
  • Deaf culture, communication, and working with interpreters 
  • Psycho-Oncology 
  • Eating Disorders 
  • Addictions 
  • Ethics in Medicine and Life 
  • Cardiac transplant psychiatry 
  • Neurocognitive Syndromes 
  • Advanced topics in Delirium 
  • Autoimmune Encephalitis 
  • Psychiatry and Endocrine disorders 
  • Catatonia 
  • Decisional Capacity Assessment 
  • Rehabilitation Psychology 

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 an hour of 1:1 supervision 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. During the summer (July - August), the weekly Grand Rounds is replaced by the weekly Brown Bag series, which focuses on matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion.