Health Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program
University Hospital's Health Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program positions, while incorporating a framework of standardized training and service are also individualized and flexible, based upon the specific professional interests and needs of each trainee.
Approximately 60 percent of a fellow's time is spent providing bedside clinical services to medical patients in the hospital and/or in the clinics. Health Psychology is typically consulted by medical staff to assist with differential diagnoses, coping, pain or anxiety management, grief counseling, noncompliance, failure to thrive, depression, behavioral management and the like.
Fellows work with patients from a variety of services, including:
- Trauma Surgery
- Plastic Surgery
- Family Medicine
- General Surgery
- Medical Transplant
In addition to a general consultation-liaison model, fellows also have an opportunity to become more integrated in the following areas in the hospital where they can go on rounds or be part of regular team conferences.
- Burn Service
- Palliative Care Service
- Organ Transplant Service
- Acute Care for the Elderly Service
- Neurosurgery and Neurology Service
- Vascular Surgery Service
Fellows also receive training in outpatient organ transplant recipient evaluations and live organ donor evaluations. Opportunities to provide peer supervision to practicum students may also be available depending upon the size of the practicum class in any given year. Fellows are required to provide two presentations to community groups.