Geriatric Psychiatry and Medicine Fellows Seminar
This weekly seminar is run jointly by the faculty in Geriatric Psychiatry and Medicine, and is designed to give fellows from both disciplines thorough grounding in the essential topics in geriatric psychiatry and medicine. The seminars include a review of the relevant literature and give the fellows the opportunity to consolidate knowledge about the fundamentals of geriatric medicine and psychiatry. The fellows foster their own scholarship and develop skills for the critical analysis of the research literature around a pertinent topic. At the end of the academic year, each Fellow presents an evidence-based lecture on the topic of her or his choice. Participants also include psychiatry residents, medical students, PharmD students, APRNs, and neuropsychology interns.
|Geropsychiatry and Geriatric Medicine Didactic Schedule|
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Geriatric Psychiatry Fellows Case Conference
This conference provides fellows the opportunity to delve more deeply into challenging clinical cases supervised by a Geriatric Psychiatrist and a senior clinical faculty member from the community.
Yale-Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit (ADRU) Seminar Series
ADRU faculty provide a didactic session for fellows and trainees from multiple disciplines to enhance their understanding of the neurobiology of cognitive disorders and to review current research in the field.
|Yale-Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit (ADRU) Seminar Series|
All fellows participate in a scholarly project during their fellowship year. The nature of these projects ranges based on the interest of each fellow. The faculty serve as mentors and assist fellows in the development of a project. Some recent projects include the creation of online educational modules for second year residents on salient Geriatric Psychiatry topics, a manuscript on the treatment of Geriatric patients in the mental health-primary care setting, and a quality improvement project aimed at developing an algorithm for transferring patient's from the Geriatric Psychiatry speciality clinic back to primary care.
Fellows participate in monthly evidence based journal clubs run by geriatric psychiatry faculty members. Journal clubs review new scientific papers and landmark research in an evidenced based fashion. Faculty and Fellows lead the presentation and discussion.
Fellows participate in a six session Neuroimaging course at the ADRU with an emphasis on learning structural neuroanatomy in order to facilitate the interpretation of MRI and PET scans. Fellows also provide relevant clinical cases to encourage collaborative learning in the context of clinical care.