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, nursing home settings, consultation settings, home-based services, neurology services, 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 is the primary training facility.

Sample Rotation Schedule

Placement Length

Nursing Home

6 months

Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit

12 months

VA Outpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic

12 months

Interventional Psychiatry

3 months

VA Home Based Care

3 months

VA Movement Disorders Clinic

3 months

VA Neurocognitive Clinic

3 months

VA Stroke Clinic

3 months

VA Acupuncture Clinic

3 months

Consult Liaison Psychiatry

3 months

**The sample rotation schedule is subject to change. The schedule is based on 3 month block rotations; many of the experiences noted are 1/2 day clinical experiences.