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Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship

Training future leaders to provide excellent integrated psychiatric care for the medically ill

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship

Our Mission: We train fellows to deliver excellent psychiatric care to patients with complex health conditions in a variety of medical and surgical settings. Graduates of the program will be prepared to educate and lead trainees, colleagues and the healthcare system in caring for this complex patient population.

The Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited one-year program that accepts up to two fellows per year. Fellows will have strong clinical experiences in a quaternary teaching hospital, a VA hospital and in a collaborative care clinic. In addition, there are a variety of opportunities for inpatient and outpatient electives. This program nurtures the fellow’s clinical, research, teaching and administrative skills, according to the fellow's individual goals.

How to Apply

The Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship is accepting applications through October 31. Interested applicants can submit their applications to the program coordinator, Linda Dye.

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Clinical Sites

IU Health University Hospital

IU Health University Hospital

Fellows rotate on the consultation-liaison psychiatry service at at Indiana University Health University Hospital. This is a quaternary teaching hospital with busy solid organ transplant, bone marrow transplant and oncology services. The fellow will help lead the care of a team of residents and students in delivering care.

Roudebush VA Medical Center

Fellows will perform inpatient consults on the consultation-liaison psychiatry service at the  Richard L. Roudebush Indianapolis VA Medical Center. The Roudebush VA receives referrals from VA hospitals in Indiana and neighboring states. There are also numerous opportunities for subspecialty electives including critical care, palliative care and sleep medicine.

Elective Opportunities

  • Transplant Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary
  • Palliative Care
  • Oncology/ Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Gastroenterology
  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Research
  • Child and Adolescent consults at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
  • Functional Disorders
  • Obstetrics
  • Intensive Care

Consultation-Liaison Program DidacticsDidactics

Fellows participate in a robust didactic series: 
  • Weekly Fellowship Didactics
  • One monthly shared Fellowship Didactics with the University of North Carolina CL Psychiatry Fellowship, with CL experts from around the country
  • Quarterly case conferences
  • Quarterly CL Journal Clubs
  • CL Psychiatry Book Clubs
  • CL Psychiatry Board Review sessions
  • Other optional (but encouraged) lectures include Grand Rounds, Geropsychiatry Didactics, Addictions Symposium, Clinical Ethics Case Conferences, and Neuropsychiatry Journal Club

Collaborative Care

Consultation-Liaison Fellowship Integrated Care

Fellows participate in the Changing Health Outcomes through Integrated Care Excellent (CHOICE) program, which was modeled on the AIMS model of collaborative care developed at the University of Washington.  The collaborative care model has a robust evidence base, showing improved mental health outcomes while reducing costs, even in resource-poor settings. Fellows will spend one day per week for six months of the year in a busy primary care clinic, serving as the consulting psychiatrist.  In addition to clinical care, fellows can participate in the teaching, administrative, and research missions of the program

Quick Facts

  • Where are interviews held?
    Interviews will be held virtually via Zoom.
  • Who should I contact?
    Interested applicants are encouraged to contact program coordinator, Linda Dye, at or by phone at 317-963-7310 with questions or concerns about their application or the program.
  • Does this program participate in ERAS?
    No. The Consultation-Liaison Fellowship Program at IU School of Medicine participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), not ERAS.

Application and Interview Process

The Consultation-Liaison Fellowship Program is accepting applications until October 31, 2022. Interested applications must include the following when submitting an application for program:
  • Application Form
  • CV and Personal Statement
    Please address interest in Consultation-Liaison psychiatry and describe personal consult-liaison experience.
  • Official ECFMG Certificate for All International Medical Graduates
    Applicants must have completed an accredited psychiatry residency and have a J-1 visa as the Department of Psychiatry at IU School of Medicine does not sponsor H-1B visas.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
    Please include one letter from Program Director and have all authors email each letter directly to Linda Dye.

Faculty Experts

21557-Blackford, M.

M. L. Blackford, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

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39113-Holmes, Emily

Emily G. Holmes, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

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10554-Diaz, David

David R. Diaz, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

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