Fellowship Programs

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) website lists geriatric psychiatry training programs. Visit www.acgme.org/adspublic and select "List of Programs by Specialty". In the pull-down menu, select Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, and "view programs" for the full list.

Complete list of Geriatric Psychiatry websites (PDF). Provided courtesy of the AAGP MIT Caucus.

Following are program descriptions posted by AAGP members.                                            

Training Directors: List your fellowship program.

University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship 

Farmington, CT


Program Director:

Kristina Zdanys, MD

Work Phone: 860.679.2730

E-Mail: stomsky@uchc.edu 


Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program 

The University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program is seeking a PGY-5 fellow, to start 07/01/2018, in our ACGME accredited 12-month training program in geriatric psychiatry.

The program has been crafted with several goals in mind:

1) to train psychiatrists in the assessment and treatment of elders suffering from mental illness and substance abuse;

2) to provide expert care to the aged;

3) to function as consultants to other physicians or facilities;

4) to develop skills in interpreting research findings;

5) to gain knowledge in health policy and economics related to geriatric mental health;

6) to serve as educators in the field of geriatric psychiatry; and

7) to supervise junior colleagues.

The University of Connecticut Health Center and Hartford Hospital are the primary clinical teaching sites. Fellows will also rotate through long-term care facilities. Our program offers a personalized learning experience, complemented by small group case conferences (together with Geriatric Medicine fellows), lectures, journal clubs, and one-on-one supervision and mentorship. Our teaching faculty is very dedicated. All applicants must have completed an ACGME-approved general psychiatry residency training program. Feel free to contact us for more information. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Posted April 2017

NIMH T32 Multi-Site Geriatric MH Services Research Fellowship

Lebanon, NH


Program Director:

Stephen Bartels, MD, MS

Work Phone: (603)653-6830

E-Mail: peter.dimilia@dartmouth.edu 


Geriatric mental health services research fellow

This two- to three-year training program offers fellows the unique opportunity to receive concurrent training from major experts in the field of geriatric mental health services research, while also experiencing individual mentorship. Our multi-site, collaborative, postdoctoral research training program is led by a team of senior geriatric mental health services researchers: Stephen Bartels, MD, MS and Martha Bruce, PhD, MPH (Dartmouth College), Yuhua Bao, PhD (Cornell University in New York City), Fred Blow, PhD (University of Michigan), and Patricia Arean, PhD (University of Washington).

In the 10 years of our program, 25 fellows have published over 500 publications, including 210 peer-reviewed journal articles (97 as first author), 327 abstracts, posters, and presentations, and 34 book chapters. Almost half of our fellows have obtained independent research funding, of which three-quarters are as the principal investigator. Two-thirds of our graduates have successfully obtained academic positions, with the remainder having obtained research positions in government, hospital, or other health care settings.

The program is recruiting fellows with a completed doctoral degree in medicine, nursing, psychology, social work, sociology, epidemiology, public health, health economics, or a field related to social science. Our program strives to quickly and efficiently develop a new generation of early career investigators in the field of geriatric mental health services research, substantively adding to the capacity of a field that currently has few full-time researchers. Fellows must be committed to becoming independently supported mental health services researchers.


Posted December 2016

Palmetto Health- University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Columbia, SC


Program Director:

Shilpa Srinivasan, MD, DFAPA

Work Phone: 803-434-1422

E-Mail: angelia.powell@palmettohealth.org 


Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

The Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program at Palmetto Health- University of South Carolina School of Medicine offers a comprehensive and varied range of clinical training and systems-based learning opportunities to physicians who have completed an accredited 4-year residency in Psychiatry and are interested in pursuing specialty training in the mental health treatment of older adults. Fellows receive training and supervision from board-certified and fellowship-trained geriatric psychiatrists in a variety of clinical settings including acute in-patient care, long-term care, community based care, and research.


Posted November 2016

University of Iowa Hospitals

Iowa City, IA


Program Director:

Susan Duffy, MD

Work Phone : 319 384-9248

E-Mail : susan-m-duffy@uiowa.edu


Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow

We offer a one-year, clinically based, collaborative program in a top-ranked teaching hospital in a state with a high percentage of geriatric population.

The dedicated inpatient geriatric unit allows the fellow progressive experience in managing and supervising the care of geriatric inpatients. Rotations also include neurology clinics, particularly Memory Disorders, Movement, and Stroke Clinics; Palliative Care and Hospice; Geriatric Medicine Clinic, and consult-liaison service. We cooperate with other fellowship programs in Geriatric Medicine and Dentistry for some didactic experiences, and with two off-campus sites: a comprehensive Rehabilitation Medicine service in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and a state-run Veterans Home.


Our program allows flexibility to fill all ACGME requirements but concentrate on research, teaching, or any relevant clinical interest. There is active research in imaging, genetics, Alzheimer's disease, and ECT among other areas.

Posted June 2016

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New York, NY

Program Director

Corbett Schimming, M.D.

Phone: (718) 584-9000 x3638

E-Mail: Corbett.Schimming@mssm.edu 

Website: http://icahn.mssm.edu/education/residencies-fellowships/list/msh-geriatric-psychiatry-fellowship 

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

Our program prepares you to evaluate, diagnose, and longitudinally treat geriatric patients presenting with a variety of psychiatric problems in diverse clinical settings. You gain experience treating major mental illnesses in the aging patient, including anxiety disorders, geriatric depression, and psychosis in the elderly. Experts in the field teach and supervise you in the management of primary cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body dementia, the Frontotemporal dementias, and post-stroke neuropsychiatric conditions. Our division has particular distinction in the areas of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and neurocognitive disorders. Also, throughout your training, we give prominent attention to the psychosocial and ethical aspects of care such as adaptation to retirement, loss of spouse, loneliness/alienation, and societal ageism. For those interested in academic psychiatry or research, we offer you many opportunities to get additional mentoring and experience in your own areas of interest. As the population ages, our division is responding head on to the growing need for psychiatrists with expertise in the mental health problems of the elderly. The Mount Sinai Health System is a world leader in integrated clinical care, education, and research focused on the needs of older adults, and our training program will position you at the forefront of the field.

Posted June 2016

Medical University of South Carolina Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

Charleston, SC

Program Director

Jessica Broadway 

Phone: 843-876-5387

E-Mail: reynol@musc.edu

Website: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/psychiatry/education/res_fell/geri/geri.htm 

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

This program provides training in the assessment and management of elderly patients with a wide variety of psychiatric problems. Training encompasses the biological and psychosocial aspects of normal aging; the psychiatric impact of acute and chronic physical illnesses; the pathology of primary psychiatric disturbances beginning in or continuing into older age; medical and iatrogenic aspects of illness; and sociocultural, ethnic, economic, ethical, and legal considerations that may affect or impinge on psychiatric management.  We have two positions open each year.

Posted April 2016

UCLA Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Los Angeles, CA

Program Director

Randall Espinoza, MD, MPH

E-Mail: REspinoza@mednet.ucla.edu

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

PGY-5 UCLA Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Positions are open for the coming AY 2016-2017.  Come join a vibrant program offering excellent training and educational activities.  Highly respected clinical and research faculty. Los Angeles offers wonderful cultural and outdoor activities. Competitive stipend and moonlighting possibilities.

For questions or application please contact: Randall Espinoza, MD, MPH (REspinoza@mednet.ucla.edu) or Karina Amaya (KarinaAmaya@mednet.ucla.edu).

Posted March 2016

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry

Pittsburgh, PA

Program Director

Jordan F. Karp, MD

Work Phone: 412-246-6048

E-Mail: karpjf@upmc.edu 

Website: http://www.psychiatry.pitt.edu/node/1352 

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

The Geriatric Psychiatry Clinical Fellowship, based at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry, is a one-year PGY5 program fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Our Division of Geriatric Psychiatry has a national reputation for clinical and educational expertise in late-life mental health, and an international reputation as a research leader in late-life mood and cognitive disorders. Fellows completing this program are eligible for the ABPN's - Added Qualification in Geriatric Psychiatry.

Fellows are exposed to a complete spectrum of clinical and academic experiences in geriatric psychiatry, geriatrics, and gerontology. In addition to acquiring expertise in using pharmacotherapy and psychosocial interventions to treat older patients with late-life mental disorders, fellows gain experience in understanding the family and environmental systems in which older patients a part. Fellows, under the supervision of faculty, function as the team leaders in all settings with supervisory responsibility for residents, medical students, and professional members of the multidisciplinary treatment team. The importance of continuity of care and transitions of care among clinical settings is stressed. Fellows assess and treat patients in multiple settings (inpatient, outpatient, in-home, consultation-liaison, and nursing home) and gain experience with all modalities of treatment during fellowship. Fellows have the opportunity to work with dedicated mentors in developing research projects and scholarly activities such as quality improvement initiatives and preparation of publications and book chapters. The geriatric psychiatry fellowship is closely aligned with the geriatric medicine fellowship. Geriatric psychiatry fellows graduate from our program with high levels of knowledge about the management of geriatric medical conditions and the effects of these syndromes on psychiatric outcomes.

  Posted February 2016

Indiana University School of Medicine

Indianapolis, IN

Program Director

Sophia Wang, M.D.

Work Phone: 317-963-7310

E-Mail : sophwang@iupui.edu

Website: www.psychiatry.medicine.iu.edu 

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

The Department of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is recruiting for a PGY-5 fellowship position in geriatric psychiatry for the 2016-2017 academic year. The fellowship rotations will be at the Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, the newly built Indiana University Health (IUH) Neuroscience Center, and other affiliates of IUSM. Fellowship candidates can also choose to rotate through nationally recognized centers at IU, including the NIA-funded Alzheimer's Disease Center, the Healthy Aging Brain Center, and the Center for Neuroimaging. We also have a strong academic connection to the Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research. Candidates can also pursue independent projects in geriatric psychiatry as part of their fellowship experience. We are particularly interested in candidates who wish to pursue an academic career in clinical care, education, and/or research, and those who are passionate about providing outstanding clinical care to older adults in the community. Indiana University School of Medicine is the  second largest medical school in the U.S. It is located in Indianapolis, the 14th largest city in the country. Interested candidates should submit CVs and a cover letter describing their interest and career goals in geriatric psychiatry by email to Dr. Sophia Wang at sophwang@iupui.edu. Indiana University is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. J-1 visa applicants are welcome.

  Posted October 2015

New York University School of Medicine Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry
New York, NY

Program Director
Robert E. McCue, MD

Program Website:

The NYU Department of Psychiatry offers a one-year ACGME-accredited Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship whose mission is to produce clinical and academic leaders in geriatric psychiatry and to prepare fellows for board certification in the subspecialty of geriatric psychiatry. At NYU, the fellow is able to take advantage of the many clinical, academic, and research opportunities in internationally renowned institutions such as Bellevue Hospital, Tisch Hospital, and the Barlow Center for Memory Evaluation and Treatment. The clinical rotations of the fellowship include the geriatric psychiatry inpatient unit, an integrative care experience in a large geriatric primary care clinic, cognitive disorders assessment unit, long-term care facility, and psychiatric consultation-liaison service for both medically ill geriatric inpatients and outpatients. There is a close connection with the ACGME-accredited fellowships in geriatric medicine and psychosomatic medicine as well as the residency program in general psychiatry. 

For more information, please contact:
Robert E. McCue, MD

Posted June 2015

University of Florida/Malcom Randall VAMC Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Gainesville, FL

Program Director
Uma Suryadevara, MD
352-376-1611 Ext: 7610

Program Website: 

The University of Florida, College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and the Malcom Randall VA Hospital offers a one year full-time fellowship training program in Geriatric Psychiatry. This ACGME accredited fellowship will include clinical, educational and research components and is intended for psychiatrists who have an interest in a clinical or an academic career. 

Qualified applicants will have completed psychiatry residency in an ACGME accredited program, have passed all necessary exams to obtain a medical license in Florida and be board certified or board eligible. The fellowship is under the guidance of Uma Suryadevara, MD, Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center. 

Our faculty are committed to the intellectual growth and emotional prosperity of our fellows. Along with supervision of clinical work, comprehensive didactic seminars, case conferences, grand rounds, and journal clubs add to the rich learning process. Teaching and research will also be an important part of the educational experience. Fellows will actively participate in the planning of the program through regular evaluations of the program, its trainees, and its faculty.


The primary goal for this fellowship program is to train geriatric psychiatrists who will provide effective and comprehensive psychiatric medical care for the elderly patients suffering from psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders. The fellowship program will have many opportunities for teaching and research training to build a career in academic psychiatry. 

The fellowship program will provide the opportunity to learn the psychodynamic aspects of aging and conflict and adjustment difficulties in the elderly that may influence the treatment plan and the therapeutic alliance. Fellows will be able to identify the cultural aspects and ethnic variations that play a role in the treatments and their outcomes. They will also be able to recognize and manage medical and psychiatric co-morbid disorders in multiple settings like the inpatient, outpatient, long term care settings, and community programs. The training program will help the fellows learn how to formulate a broad differential diagnosis as well as develop a comprehensive geriatric psychiatry treatment plan based on the biopsychosocial formulation and input from the multidisciplinary team, and finally to monitor the treatment plan. 

Being able to define and apply the different kinds of psychotherapy including interpersonal therapy (IPT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), problem-solving therapy (PST), psychodynamic therapy and reminiscence therapy will also be an important aspect of the fellowship program. The fellow will have the opportunity to practice other behavioral modification strategies used especially in patients with neurocognitive disorders, develop knowledge about appropriate indications and application of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and other non pharmacological treatment options in the elderly. 

The geriatric psychiatry fellowship program will train the psychiatrist to identify the ethical and legal issues pertinent to geriatric psychiatry, including decisional capacity, guardianship, advance directives, informed consent, end-of-life issues, palliative and hospice care. Being able to critically appraise the literature regarding methodology, biostatistics, research design and decision analysis, developing skills in accessing the literature electronically and then present the gathered data in teaching format will also be a core part of the training.

For more information, please contact:
Uma Suryadevara, MD
352-376-1611 Ext: 7610

 posted April 2015

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship
Madison, WI

Program Director:
Lisa L. Boyle, MD, MPH
Director of the University of Wisconsin GFPF
608-256-1901 x17976

Program Website:

The University of Wisconsin/Madison VA Hospital Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program (GPFP) began in 1980, making it one of the oldest in the country. Co-sponsored by the Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine, it is committed to preparing physicians to meet the challenges of providing care to elderly patients with complex, interacting psychiatric, medical and social problems. This has been achieved through an integrated program where geriatric psychiatry fellows and geriatric medicine fellows work closely with each other and with interdisciplinary teams, under the clinical supervision of geriatric psychiatry and geriatric medicine faculty members, who themselves work and teach in tandem. The GPFP is a key component of the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) based at the Madison VA Hospital.

The one-year training program provides fellows with opportunities to provide direct care and consultations for patients in a number of different clinical settings, including outpatient sites such as the Mental Health Clinic and Geriatric Evaluation and Management clinics at the Madison VA Hospital, along with long-term care facility consultation at the Badger Prairie Health Care Center, and inpatient geriatric psychiatry acute services at Mendota mental health Institute. The fellow also trains at the world-renowned Dane County Mental Health Center’s Mobile Outreach to Seniors Team for geropsychiatry home-based care. The fellow also develops their professional identity as a geriatric psychiatrist by serving as junior attending staffing resident and medical student cases and developing their skills as clinical educators both within the Madison VA and University of Wisconsin sites and in the community.

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Lisa Boyle
Director of the University of Wisconsin GFPF
2500 Overlook Terrace, Mailbox 116A
Madison, WI, 53705
608-256-1901 ext. 17976

New Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program at Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

Program Director:
Paul Newhouse, M.D.
Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Jim Turner Chair in Cognitive Disorders
Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Medicine
Director, Center for Cognitive Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

The Department of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University is pleased to announce its ACGME-accredited geriatric psychiatry fellowship geared toward training the next generation of leaders in clinical and academic geriatric psychiatry. A joint effort between the Vanderbilt University Department of Psychiatry and the Tennessee Valley Healthcare Systems VA Hospitals, the fellowship program provides a well-rounded educational and clinical training experience in geriatric psychiatry within the context of an outstanding academic medical center with a broad base of clinical and research activities relevant to aging.

The Fellowship is designed to provide a 12-month intensive training experience to be taken after the initial 4 years of General Psychiatry training. The program will prepare trainees for clinical and academic leadership in the field of Geriatric Psychiatry and for the certification examination for Added Qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Training consists of clinical rotations focused on geriatric sub-specialty training.

• Clinical training will involve progressively more senior responsibilities and participation with multi-disciplinary teams of professionals in a variety of practice sites in both medical center and community settings.
• Didactics will consist of seminars, directed readings, case conferences, and journal clubs.
• Scholarly activity will also include initiation of and/or participation in ongoing clinical research through the world-class facilities and resources of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 

For applications or questions regarding the program visit the following website:


About Vanderbilt University
Founded in 1873, Vanderbilt is a top 20 private research university located in Tennessee’s capitol city, Nashville. The combination of cutting edge research, liberal arts, nationally recognized schools of education, business and divinity and a distinguished medical center creates an invigorating atmosphere where students tailor their education to meet their goals and researchers collaborate to solve complex questions affecting our health, culture and society. Vanderbilt provides a gateway to greatness, drawing the best and brightest from across the nation and around the world. All of this, in over 240 buildings and home to nearly 70 sculptures nestled gently on 330 park-like acres designated as a national arboretum. For more information, visit www.vanderbilt.edu.

UCLA Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow PGY-5

Los Angeles, CA

Program Director:
Randall Espinoza, MD, MPH
Program website:  http://www.semel.ucla.edu/fellowship/geriatric

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow PGY-5

The UCLA Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program is a major component of UCLA's nationally acclaimed Geriatrics Initiative. Trainees are exposed to the full range of geriatric psychiatric disorders in a variety of clinical settings and receive close supervision from experienced faculty. Advances in research on aging and geriatric mental health by our renowned faculty informs clinical care and equips fellows with the most innovative approaches to depression, psychosis, age-related memory loss, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and other geriatric mental health issues. Training at UCLA includes instruction in the most recent technologies, range of treatments (somatic and non-somatic), legal and ethical issues, and psychosocial aspects of geriatric psychopathology. UCLA faculty are involved nationally in geriatric psychiatry training curriculum development, and the program fosters training for future education leaders. Many opportunities for research training are also available to fellows interested in leadership roles in academic psychiatry.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact:

Karina Amaya
Housestaff Education Coordinator
UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Department of Psychiatry, Office of Education
760 Westwood Plaza, Room 37-384
Los Angeles, CA 90024-1759
310.825.0018 Direct
310.825.6483 Fax

posted September 2014

University of South Florida Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship
Tampa, FL

Program Director:
Jean M. Fils, MD
Website: http://health.usf.edu/medicine/psychiatry/education/geriatric_psychiatry.htm

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

The Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program at University of South Florida in Tampa, sponsored by the James Haley VA Medical Center offers two (2) ACGME-accredited positions to qualify . Our program offers high quality training to the fellows during that year with a diverse fellowship trained faculty and learning environment. Clinical settings include the James Haley VA Medical Center, USF Memory Disorder Clinic, the Suncoast Gerontology Center or the Florida Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute. We emphasize a strong didactic curriculum in addition to the clinical rotations in inpatient, outpatient, nursing home, ECT and TMS, consultation services and Home-based Primary Care, geriatric medicine. Fellows work with a multidisciplinary team including psychiatrists, geriatrician, neuroradiologists, neuropsychologists, nurses, therapists, and geriatric social workers, etc.

Applicants to this program will have completed a general psychiatry program or will be completing one prior to entry into this program. Applicants must also have completed Part 3 of the USMLE and be eligible for a Florida medical license.

posted September 2014

Loyola University Medical Center Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow
Chicago, IL

Program Director

Gauri Khatkhate, MD
708-202-8387 ext 24285

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow

Loyola University Medical Center is now accepting applications for a one year ACGME-accredited fellowship in geriatric psychiatry.  There is one position available for the 2014-2015 academic year.  The fellowship aims to train the next generation of clinicians, educators, experts, and leaders in the field of geriatric psychiatry.  Fellows learn to provide competent and compassionate care to a growing older adult population.  They become skilled in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of psychiatric disorders in this age group using multiple therapeutic modalities including pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, and psychosocial and community based interventions.  Fellows see patients from a broad spectrum of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and encounter patients in multiple treatment settings.  In addition to comprehensive clinical training, fellows have the opportunity to teach medical students, residents, and colleagues and to participate in a  scholarly or research project.  Geriatric psychiatry fellows work closely with the geriatric medicine fellowship program as well as behavioral health trainees in psychology. Ample time is allotted for didactics and self-directed learning and fellows will be able to use elective time to tailor the program to their individual needs and interests.  A large and enthusiastic faculty provide guidance and mentorship throughout the fellowship year and beyond. Upon successful completion of the program, fellows are eligible for board certification.

posted November 2013


VA/Stanford Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program
Stanford, CA

Program Director

Jerome A. Yesavage, MD
c/o Romola L. Breckenridge
Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Stanford University School of Medicine
401 Quarry Road, Room 2208
Stanford, CA 94305-5723
(650) 736-1743

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship 2014 - 2015

The goal of the VA/Stanford Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program is to train psychiatrists to assume leadership roles in clinical and academic geriatric psychiatry. Fellows develop clinical expertise in assessing and treating the wide range of psychiatric disorders in the elderly. Fellows also develop skills in scholarly activities and administration that are required of leaders in the clinical practice community and in academia.

Accreditation-The Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship is accredited by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Certifications-Trainees who successfully complete the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program are eligible to take the subspecialty certification examination in Geriatric Psychiatry offered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).


Clinical Rotations

Our one-year curriculum gives the fellows the opportunity to rotate on multiple services at Stanford Hospital and the Palo Alto VA Health Care System. Many of the current rotations (subject to change) include:

  • Geriatric Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry Rehabilitation Unit (GPRU) -Extended Care/Nursing Home -Geriatric Medicine -Research -Geriatric Consult Liaison

Fellows participate in dedicated case conferences and didactics, in addition to being integral parts of the varied multidisciplinary patient care teams.

Fellowship Training Program Application Process

We are accepting applications for the July 2014 start date.

Program Eligibility Criteria:

Before entry into the program, applicants must complete or have completed an ACGME accredited psychiatry residency program that qualifies them to sit for the ABPN Psychiatry Board.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, or possess the appropriate documentation to allow them to legally train at the Stanford University Medical Center according to School of Medicine Department of Graduate Medical Education policy.

Applications for training in the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program must include:

  • Completed application form
  • Copy of medical school diploma and/or transcripts -Documentation of post-graduate medical education completed elsewhere -Copies of state medical license(s), DEA certificate, board certifications, when applicable -Documentation of ECFMG certification, when applicable -Documentation of VISA status, for international applicants -Curriculum Vitae -Personal Statement -Three professional letters of recommendation, one must be from the psychiatry training director documenting that the applicant meets the eligibility criterion (#1 above); and at least one from a Geriatric Psychiatry supervisor
  • Documentation of successful passing scores on USMLE parts 1, 2, and 3.

Applicants must be eligible for medical licensure in the State of California. Graduates of foreign medical schools should contact the Medical Board of California to ensure the requirements to obtain a license and practice medicine in this state have been met. You must obtain an 'Evaluation Status Letter' from the Medical Board of California, stating that your credentials are adequate to practice in this state and submit this letter with your application so your file may be reviewed.

posted November 2013

Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY

Program Director

Gary J. Kennedy, MD

Phone: 718-920-4236
Email: gkennedy@montefiore.org

Fellowship Postiions

Fellows are prepared for leadership positions in academia and public health institutions and for Board certification in the subspecialty of Geriatric Psychiatry. This is an ACGME accredited program with close ties to Montefiore’s Fellowship Program in the Division of Geriatric Medicine. We offer 2 positions per year and have trained more than 60 geriatric psychiatrists since the program's inception. The training sites include the Medical Center, a teaching nursing home, a home health care agency, and a naturally occurring retirement community.

Two thirds of the experience occurs in the out patient department, one sixth in the nursing home and one sixth in community settings. The curriculum includes multi-disciplinary seminars, case conferences, journal club and grand rounds. Supervision in pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, research as well as administrative psychiatry is integral to the program’s mission.

Fellows have responsibilities for teaching and supervision of students and residents in medicine and psychiatry. Fellows may participate in research studies of dementia and mild cognitive impairment and health services to depressed patients. Subsidized housing is available and there is a generous stipend provided to offset educational expenses.

Posted August 2012

Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Program Director
Jeanne I. Dickens MD

Work Phone : 317-944-7422
E-Mail : jdickens@iupui.edu
Website : http://www.psychiatry.medicine.iu.edu

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow

Indiana University School of Medicine is seeking a PGY-5 fellow for our ACGME-accredited, 12 month geriatric psychiatry fellowship program sponsored by Roudebush VA Hospital.  We offer supervised clinical and research rotations in late life inpatient, outpatient, and long-term care treatment settings, and fellows develop mentoring relationships our faculty preceptors who have recognized expertise in Alzheimer's Disease, Cross-Cultural Epidemiologic Studies, Palliative Care, Late-Life Depressive Disorders, and other academic areas of interest.  Our program includes a comprehensive instructional schedule of seminars, lectures, and journal club sessions to prepare graduates for productive careers as leaders in clinical care, education, and academic research. All applicants must have completed ACGME-approved general psychiatry residency training.

Posted January 2012

Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, MO

Program Director

Jothika Manepalli, MD

Work Phone : 314-977-4884
E-Mail : skacso@slu.edu
Website : http://neuroandpsych.slu.edu/index.php?page=geriatric-psychiatry

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

The Saint Louis University Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship program, one of the longest (more than 28 years of existence), nationally and internationally recognized, is an ACGME-accredited 1-year clinical training program and has 3 positions to offer to qualified applicants at the PGY-5 level.

Fellowship program provides training in variety of clinical settings including rotations with multidisciplinary staff in the Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Unit at the Saint Louis University Hospital, Consultation/Liaison at St. Alexius Hospital, Geriatric Service Outpatient Clinic, nursing homes, VA Outpatient Clinic, Alzheimer’s Association and Palliative care/ hospice agencies. Faculty members include board-certified geriatric psychiatrists who are devoted to the provision of excellent supervision and teaching during all rotations.

Fellows develop proficiency in Geriatric Psychiatry diagnostic evaluations, interpreting Neuropsychological evaluations, psychopharmacology, ECT, CBT and psycho-social, behavioral and environmental modalities of treatment. Also, the program includes an extensive didactic component and offers opportunities to develop individual scholarly and research interests.

Two openings are available for the 2011-2012 academic years. For more information and application, please contact Simona Kacso, Program Coordinator, at skacso@slu.edu

Posted January 2012

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Program Director

M. Bates Redwine, MD

Work Phone : 205-934-6054
E-Mail : bredwine@uab.edu 
Website : http://www.psychiatry.uab.edu/education/geriatric-psychiatry/ 

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry provides a comprehensive training experience in the Geriatric Psychiatry Subspecialty Program (PGY-V). The central objective of this training is to assure competency in Geriatric Psychiatry through a structured learning experience based on inpatient, outpatient, long-term care, and consultation modalities for the treatment of the psychiatrically ill and/or behaviorally disturbed geriatric (65 years and older) patient.

We are an ACGME-certified 1 year program located in Alabama's largest city, Birmingham, where residents enjoy a warm four-season climate, a low cost of living, and the cultural advantages of a large city.

Qualified trainees with interest in academic psychiatry will have opportunities for career advancement after completing the fellowship.

Requirement for the Geriatric Psychiatry Subspecialty Program: Applicants should have completed four years of an ACGME approved general psychiatry residency program.

 Posted May 2012

University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL

Program Director

Elizabeth A. Crocco, MD

Work Phone : 305-355-9065
E-Mail : ecrocco@med.miami.edu
Website : http://www.jhsmiami.org/body.cfm?id=8834

Geriatric Psychiatry PGY5 Fellowship

The Geriatric Psychiatry Training Program at the Miller School of Medicine/University of Miami in affiliation with Jackson Memorial Hospital, is a full-time, ACGME-accredited, one year training program. Residents in training are assigned to clinical rotations with strong emphasis on the issues that relate to older adults in diverse clinical settings, including geriatric psychiatry inpatient, acute medical inpatient consultation-liaison as well as consultation in long term nursing and rehabilitation care. Multidisciplinary teamwork is emphasized, consisting of psychiatrists, neurologists, internists, neuropsychologists, nurses,  and social workers  with expertise in geriatrics. By means of individual supervision, small group seminars, didactic lectures, and case conferences related to clinical material and basic sciences, we provide a comprehensive training program for geriatric psychiatry. Additionally, we support membership in the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. This includes receiving the Journal of the Association, the newsletter, with periodic updates on geriatric-specific bills that are upcoming before Congress.

Applicants should send a Jackson Memorial Hospital site specific application form with a picture, C.V., personal statement, summative evaluation letter from your Psychiatric Residency Training Director, two additional letters of reference, USMLE transcript, Valid ECFMG certificate (if applicable), Dean's Letter and MSPE, and a copy of your Medical Diploma and Residency Certificate if available to:

Elizabeth A. Crocco, M.D.
Chief, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Miller School of Medicine/University of Miami Geriatric Psychiatry Training Director Jackson Memorial Hospital
1695 NW 9th Avenue
Suite 3204A
Miami, FL 33136
Tel: (305) 355-9028
Fax: (305)355-9201

Cherie O'Neil, C-TAGME, Manager, GME
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (D-29) University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Jackson Memorial Hospital/Mental Health Hospital Center
1695 NW 9th Avenue, Suite 3100
Miami, FL 33136
Telephone: 305-355-8260
Fax: 305-355-7266
email: coneil@miami.edu
URL: http://psychiatry.med.miami.edu/

Posted October 2012

University of Iowa Hospitals
Iowa City, IA

Program Director

Judith H. W. Crossett, MD, PhD

Work Phone : 319 384-8211
E-Mail : judith-crossett@uiowa.edu

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow

We offer a one-year, clinically based, collaborative program in a top-ranked teaching hospital in a state with a high percentage of geriatric population.
The dedicated inpatient geriatric unit allows the fellow progressive experience in managing and supervising the care of geriatric inpatients. Rotations also include neurology clinics, particularly Memory Disorders, Movement, and Stroke Clinics; Palliative Care and Hospice; Geriatric Medicine Clinic, and consult-liaison service. We cooperate with other fellowship programs in Geriatric Medicine and Dentistry for some didactic experiences, and with two off-campus sites: a comprehensive Rehabilitation Medicine service in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and a state-run Veterans Home. Three board-certified geriatric psychiatrists lead the teaching and supervision.

Our program allows flexibility to fill all ACGME requirements but concentrate on research, teaching, or any relevant clinical interest. There is active research in imaging, genetics, Alzheimer's disease, and ECT among other areas.

Posted November 2012

New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY

Program Director:

Robert E. McCue, M.D.
Phone: 646-754-4845
Email: robert.mccue@nyumc.org 
Website: http://psych.med.nyu.edu/education/fellowship-training/geriatric-psychiatry

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

The NYU Department of Psychiatry offers a one-year ACGME-accredited Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship whose mission is to produce clinical and academic leaders in geriatric psychiatry and to prepare fellows for board certification in the subspecialty of geriatric psychiatry. The program is closely integrated with the ACGME-accredited fellowship in geriatric medicine.

Utilizing the vast resources of the NYU Langone Medical Center, the clinical rotations include the geriatric psychiatry inpatient unit, geriatric psychiatry outpatient service, cognitive disorders assessment unit, long-term care facility, and psychiatric consultation-liaison service for both medically ill geriatric inpatients and outpatients. Fellows can take advantage of the many clinical, academic, and research opportunities of Bellevue Hospital, Tisch Hospital, and the NYU Center of Excellence in Brain Aging.

Fellows have responsibilities for teaching and supervision of students and residents in psychiatry. The curriculum includes participation in one of the many research studies at NYU Langone Medical Center. A generous stipend is provided. Applicants must have an active New York State medical license at the start of the fellowship.

Posted March 2013

University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI 

Program Director:

Junji Takeshita, M.D.
Phone: 808-586-7428
Email: slai@hawaiiresidency.org
Website: http://www.hawaiiresidency.org/psychiatry-fellowship/the-geriatric-psychiatry-residency-training-program

PGY-5 Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow

The University of Hawai'i Geriatric Psychiatry Residency Training Program is a one-year fellowship program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).  The program embraces a biopsychosocial approach and focuses on integrating psychiatric, medical and neurologic care of patients with neuro-psychiatric disorders of the elderly. Multi-disciplinary teamwork and close collaboration with the Geriatric Medicine Program of the University of Hawaii are also emphasized.  The program trains fellows to obtain proficiency in the six ACGME Core Competencies; Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Professionalism, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills and Systems-Based Practice.

The primary purpose of the Program is to provide fellows with a rich educational experience in a variety of clinical settings. The multiple methods of teaching are used and include supervision of clinical experience, formal instruction through seminars, conferences, participation in research, teaching and administrative activity. In addition self-directed and lifelong learning are strongly encouraged. The curriculum will provide a thorough and well-balanced presentation of diagnostic or therapeutic procedures in the field of geriatric psychiatry.

To learn more, please visit: http://www.hawaiiresidency.org/psychiatry-fellowship/the-geriatric-psychiatry-residency-training-program
Sharon Lai, Administrative Assistant, 1356 Lusitana Street, 4th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, 808-586-7428, slai@hawaiiresidency.org

Posted April 2013

University of Rochester Medical Center          
Rochester, NY

Program Director:

Elizabeth J. Santos, MD, MPH, DFAPA

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Director, Strong Behavioral Health Older Adults Service

300 Crittenden Boulevard, Box PSYCH

Rochester, NY 14642

Phone: 585-275-2835

Fax: 585-276-2332

E-mail: Elizabeth_Santos@urmc.rochester.edu

Website: Geripsychtraining.urmc.edu 

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

The University of Rochester Medical Center is a nationally recognized center for excellence in geriatric psychiatry along with allied fields including neurobiology and aging, gerontology, and geriatric medicine. We have offered fellowship training in geriatric psychiatry since 1983, as part of a rich educational tradition in multidisciplinary clinical and academic activities. The geriatric psychiatry fellow (i.e. PGY-5 resident) pursues supervised rotations in actue, intermediate care, consultation, long-term care, palliative care, outpatient, and community aging services settings. She or he gains expertise in the evaluation and care of older people suffering a wide variety of mental disorders in the context of comormid physical illnesses, families, living situations, and social support services. The clinical rotations and supervision, along with a structured-yet-flexible series of didactics, prepares the fellow for successful completion of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology's Examination for Added Qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry. Additionally, for qualified individuals, there are options to extend training beyond the traditional one year program. For fellows interested in careers in clinical education, we have the Interdisciplinary Geriatric Fellowship - Medicine, Psychiatry, Dentistry and Psychology sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration, which offers a second year of fellowship training.

Posted October 2013

Carilion Clinic - Virginia Tech Carilion Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship            
Roanoke, VA

Program Director:

Azziza (Kemi) Bankole, M.D.             
Work Phone : 540-981-8597          
E-Mail : aobankole@carilionclinic.org               
Website : http://www.carilionclinic.org/education/geriatric-psych-fellowship

The Carilion Clinic - Virginia Tech Carilion Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship trains physicians to be highly competent and caring geriatric psychiatry practitioners. The fellowship also advances first-class mental health care in southwestern Virginia by improving the system of care of geriatric psychiatry and by providing community and professional education in geriatric psychiatry topics.

Our mission is to provide an unequaled, real-life learning experience in geriatric psychiatry that prepares our graduates to be highly competent in clinical geriatric care, geriatric research and geriatric education.

This real-life preparation is gained through diverse clinical opportunities, world-class faculty teaching and a training program that gives careful attention to balancing the fellow’s autonomy, supervision, mentoring and time, devoted to research and didactic activities.

Posted October 2013