The geriatric psychiatric fellowship training program is designed to fully meet the Special Requirements adopted by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. It is our goal that by the end of twelve months of sub-specialty training the geriatric psychiatry fellow will be fully prepared to provide primary and consultative mental health care to geriatric patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He/she will have at his/her command a broad body of knowledge that includes an integrative understanding of normal aging and disease models, training in biological and psychosocial aspects of normal and abnormal aging, the psychiatric impact of acute and chronic physical illnesses, and the biological and psychosocial aspects of the pathology of primary psychiatric disturbances beginning in or continuing into older age. It is also our goal that the fellows’ training takes a multi-dimensional biopsychosocial view of assessment, treatment, and management of geriatric patients in all settings. Fellows will gain skills through a combination of supervised clinical experiences and formal didactic conferences. In addition to the requisite body of knowledge, the fellow will hone the leadership and interpersonal skills, professional attitudes, and practical experiences required of a geriatric psychiatrist.
Specific learning objectives will be provided for each clinical rotation in which the fellow participates. The objectives apply to the overall geriatric fellowship training experience. By the end of the fellowship, the fellow should be able to demonstrate the core competencies. A variety of assessment tools will be utilized to determine competencies in these areas. Successful completion of the fellowship training will be based on satisfactory performance and completion of program requirements.
Please see our program Syllabus for more information.