Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

Overview

The Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program at Yale offers a rich combination of experiences designed to provide psychiatrists with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders in late life, to develop skills as educators, and to stimulate interest in research. The program is an ACGME approved 12-month fellowship, with the opportunity to pursue an additional year of research training within the field of Geriatric Psychiatry. The program provides supervised clinical training in a broad array of settings including: outpatient specialty clinics, inpatient units, nursing home settings, palliative care consultation settings, home based services, neurology services, community based offices and clinics, and both inpatient and outpatient based research programs. The fellowship also provides opportunities to learn about the social, legal, ethical and financial issues associated with the care of older adults. The VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital are the primary training facilities.

Sample Rotation Schedule

PlacementLength

Nursing Home

12 months

Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit

12 months

VA Outpatient Clinic

9 months

Yale-New Haven Inpatient Psychiatric Unit

3 months

ECT

3 months

Harbor Community Health Clinic

3 months

VA Home Based Case Management

3 months

VA Movement Disorders Clinic

3 months

VA Palliative Care

3 months