Letter from Dr. Marie Tobin

Thank you for your interest in the University of Chicago Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program. 

A proud tradition of the practice of psychiatry in the general hospital has existed for over fifty years.  In 2005 the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) awarded specialty designation to Psychosomatic Medicine (PM).  Soon thereafter the Council for Graduate Medical Education accredited programs of excellence to provide one-year fellowship training in Psychosomatic Medicine.  In 2010 the Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship training program at the University was awarded accreditation by the ACGME. 

The University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) offers a unique environment for fellowship training in PM.  It is distinguished by a dedication to rigor in the discovery and dissemination of knowledge. UCMC lies at the heart of the University at the crossroads of distinguished schools of medicine, business, divinity, and law.  The work of the medical center is performed in conjunction with cutting edge scientific programs affording the possibility to train in a unique milieu of scholarly endeavor, curiosity and mentorship. 

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience (DPBN) boasts a dedicated faculty who, in addition to being talented teachers are also accomplished, research investigators.  Faculty members establish close mentorship relationships with trainees to support them in reaching their professional training goals. 

In addition to stellar training in general consultation, fellows have the opportunity to obtain specialty experience in Neurology, Anesthesia, and Pain, Psycho-Oncology and Transplant Psychiatry programs of great distinguish. 

The Program has solid didactic components aimed at enabling our trainees to gain the knowledge base, clinical competencies, and leadership skills to be thought leaders in the expanding field of psychosomatic medicine 

 Finally, it is with great pleasure that I invite you to consider the opportunity to complete, concurrently with fellowship training in PM a part-time fellowship in medical ethics in the renowned MacLean Center for Medical Ethics.  This is one of the oldest medical ethics programs in the country and is taught by a truly unique and varied faculty.

As program director, I invite you to become acquainted with the different rotations offered by our program, as well as the academic and clinical interests of our talented faculty and staff.  On behalf of the entire program, we wish you success in making an important career training decision and look forward to hearing from you.


Marie Tobin, MD FACLP

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience