Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship

Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship

MSC 09 5030
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: 505-272-5002

Clinical Sites

UNMH

UNM Hospital (UNMH)

This acute care general hospital of 384 beds is the only Level 1 trauma center in New Mexico. It is also a tertiary referral for the greater Southwest region, and the largest referral center in New Mexico for psychiatric services. The Psychiatric Consultation Service at UNMH is an extremely busy and productive group, performing up to 140 new consultations per month and routinely interfacing with the departments of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Burn and Trauma, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Toxicology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hematology-Oncology, and Palliative Care.

University Psychiatric Center

University Psychiatric Center

The UNM Psychiatric Center is the centerpiece around which UNM Dept of Psychiatry’s clinical activities are organized. It typifies the community mental health center model and offers a rich diversity of patients. The hospital division consists of 47 beds: two general acute adult units and a 15 bed geriatric unit. There are also, a 24-hour psychiatric emergency service, a full range of adult outpatient services, an ambulatory substance abuse program, a rape crisis clinic, and a children's outpatient program. This is where the Somatic Disorders Outpatient Rotation is conducted.

echo

Project ECHO

The Psychiatric Consultation Service also provides psychiatric expertise for the nationally recognized ECHO telemedicine consultation program at UNM, particularly in the areas of hepatitis C treatment, chronic pain, and addiction. There is an enormous opportunity for education in psychosomatic medicine on this service, especially in the areas of depression in the medically ill, management of suicidal behavior, trauma psychiatry, somatoform disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, and capacity assessment.  

VA

The New Mexico Veterans Affairs Health Care System (NMVAHCS)

The VAMC provides residents the opportunity to work with outstanding Department of Psychiatry VA-Based faculty caring for veterans in a broad array of clinical settings. An affiliate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, the VMAC includes 24 psychiatric beds which support an acute general psychiatry program, a transitional program, a specialized post-traumatic stress disorders program, a substance use disorders program, an outstanding psychiatric consultation service and a variety of additional outpatient clinical settings.