Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship


Thank you for your interest in the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. We offer a 1-year program for up to two fellows. The aim of this program is to train psychiatrists who are experts in the assessment and evidence-based treatment of psychiatric conditions in patients with medical comorbidity.

Applicants must complete a general psychiatry program prior to entry into this program. Applicants must also have completed Step 3 of the USMLE and be eligible for a Florida medical license.

Clinical Rotations

The program’s clinical experiences are based at the James Haley VA Medical Center Hospital and Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Rotations will be focused on developing proficiency in management of psychiatric concerns in medically complex patients through both inpatient hospital rotations and outpatient continuity clinic. Fellows will also complete training in the delivery of ECT during their time at Tampa General Hospital.

Teaching Activities

Fellows will complete assigned readings, attend didactics three times weekly, as well as attend Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences Grand Rounds. Additionally, fellows may opt to attend educational conferences held by the departments of Medicine and Neurology. Journal Clubs will occur quarterly. Fellows will have weekly one-on-one supervision for complex cases for 1 hour weekly as well as clinical teaching rounds daily.

Research and Scholarly Activity

There are many opportunities for scholarly projects and research exposure through the University of South Florida. Learn more about the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences Research Division here.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit the following: 

  • Common CLP Application which includes:
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Letter from Residency Training Director
    • Two additional letters of recommendation
    • Personal statement describing current interests, accomplishments, and professional goals
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores
  • Medical school transcript
  • ECFMG certificate, if international graduate
  • USA Citizenship, Permanent Resident status or J-1 visa 

Send applications to:

Kristina Chechotka, MD

Contact information:

Education Office Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
3515 East Fletcher Avenue
Tampa, FL 33613

Rimma McKnight
(813) 974-5926


Kristina Chechotka, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences
Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program