About the Program

About the Program

The Geriatric Psychiatry fellowship program emphasizes scholarship and self-instruction. Fellows are encouraged to acquire knowledge and clinical skills in geriatric psychiatry with an emphasis on biopsychosocial concepts and an interdisciplinary approach to assessment and management; and promote development of leadership and skills for educating other health professionals. Each component of the curriculum includes program and performance evaluations in areas corresponding to the program objectives.

The training program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) such that upon successful completion of the one-year program, fellows may take the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology exam in Geriatric Psychiatry.

Beyond the first year, fellows may do an additional year of training in clinical research under the mentorship of our research faculty. The flexible format allows participants to customize their training experience according to their personal career goals.