Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowships and Awards

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

This site contains a list of geriatric psychiatry fellowship programs. Learn More

American Federation for Aging Research Grants and New Investigator Awards

Since 1981, AFAR has provided over $150 million to more than 3,000 talented investigators and students. AFAR Junior Faculty Grants provides up to $100,000 for a 1-to-2-year award to junior faculty to conduct research that will serve as the basis for longer term research efforts. New Investigator awards of $100,000 for 1 or 2 years support research in areas in which more scientific investigation is needed to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Learn More

Case Western Reserve University Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

Our educational and clinical fellowship offers a multidisciplinary experience including consultation/liaison, neuro and geriatric psychiatry. Responsibilities include a caseload of inpatients and outpatients. The program is designed to provide flexibility in meeting individual additional interests of trainees and health care environmental demands. Fellows will have access to and involvement in research and educational experiences, including neuroimaging and medication clinical trials with an older adult population. Direct supervision and education are provided by an expert, multidisciplinary faculty. Didactic lectures and grand rounds presentations provide stimulating educational experiences and forums for interacting with department residents and faculty members. Sites include University Hospitals of Cleveland, a community health center, an elder health center and a variety of nursing homes (which are served on a rotating basis). Upon completion, fellows can expect to have a broad biopsychosocial knowledge base in geriatric psychiatry and biopsychosocial therapies. These include pharmacotherapy, supportive psychotherapies, family and group therapy, and behavioral management techniques. Developmentally, the fellowship experience will also prepare the fellow for a leadership role in academic geriatric psychiatry. Fellows spend 6 months in an evolving junior attending role on the Older Adult Care Unit at RMC and also complete training in the administration of ECT. Learn More

Dartmouth University Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

The department of psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and DHMC offers a 1-year or, optional, 2-year fellowship in geriatric psychiatry. The fellowship is designed for PGY-5 or PGY-6 residents. The goal of the fellowship is to prepare the psychiatrist to assume a leadership role in training other health care professionals in the essentials of diagnosis and management of psychiatric problems in the elderly and in treating older patients with complicated comorbid conditions. Training in biological, psychological, and social systems are given equal importance and their integration is emphasized. Fellows become proficient in evaluating and managing patients with dementias, late-life major psychiatric disorders, and acute and chronic medical problems. Interaction with other disciplines including neurology, medicine, neuropsychology, nursing, and social work are an important aspect of the training experience. Didactic training in normal aging, evaluation techniques, and research is provided. Completion of the fellowship prepares the resident to sit for the examination for Added Qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry offered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. A scholarly or clinical research project is strongly encouraged and may extend into a second year for interested and qualified residents. Learn More

Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at Zucker Hillside Hospital

The geriatric psychiatry fellowship training program at Zucker Hillside Hospital offers psychiatrists the expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders in late life. The program is one of the first and largest geriatric psychiatry programs in the United States. Fellows practice in a unique patient population and rotate through clinical sites devoted to geriatric psychiatry including inpatient geropsychiatry, dementia unit, outpatient geropsychiatry, geriatric partial hospital program, geriatric consultation-liaison psychiatry, nursing home assignment, electroconvulsive therapy intensive, and palliative care intensive. The program has a unique track for public geropsychiatry at the Pilgrim Psychiatric Center with an explicit geriatric psychiatry division. The scope of the program is such that there is a large geropsychiatry faculty presence, with ten geriatric psychiatrists and five geriatric psychologists. Learn More

New York State Psychiatric Institute Research and Fellowship

Following Residents interested in a research career, the next step in career development is a research fellowship. Within the Department of Psychiatry there are 11 NIMH-funded, post-residency research training programs in the areas of affective, anxiety and eating disorders; schizophrenia; late-life neuropsychiatric disorders; child psychiatry; substance abuse; HIV infection; psychobiological sciences; genetic analysis; neurobehavioral sciences; psychiatric epidemiology; and neuropsychology and cognition in aging. Fellows in these training programs are funded for 2 to 4 years to work with their mentor to develop research skills and a program of independent work. The broad range and success of these fellowships provide an important stepping stone for the careers of our graduates. Residency applicants already committed to a research career should consider the residency and research fellowship programs together and conceptualize entering the residency program and 6 to 7 years later emerging as Junior Faculty. Learn More

UCLA Cousins Center Post-Graduate Fellowships in Psychiatry and the Neurosciences

Clinical and research fellowships are offered. Subject areas include: Child mental health intervention research; dementia and behavioral neuroscience research; degenerative diseases; drug abuse research; substance abuse fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry; fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry; HIV-AIDS fellowship; neuroendocrinology of reproduction; neuroengineering training program; postdoctoral training program in neurobehavioral genetics; postdoctoral fellowships in psychosis ; training program in cellular neurobiology; training program in neural repair; and training program in neuroimaging. Learn More

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry Clinical Fellowships

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry offers fellowships in 5 areas: Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship; Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship; Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship; and Public Psychiatry Fellowship. Learn More

Vanderbilt University Department of Psychiatry Fellowships

The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry currently offers specialty training opportunities through 3 ACGME-approved fellowship programs: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship; Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship; and Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship. Learn More

Wayne State University School of Medicine Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

This is a 1-year fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry which is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). This fellowship offers excellent clinical, educational, and research opportunities and aims to produce geriatric psychiatrists who will become specialists in their field. With this goal in mind, fellows obtain training in the various domains of Geriatric Psychiatry under the guidance of well-trained and dedicated faculty. Learn More


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