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Department of

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Fellowships Program

Curriculum

Rotations

A substantial portion of the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship training time is spent rotating at the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in a variety of VA inpatient and outpatient clinical specialty settings.   Fellows will also rotate at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center to ensure adequate exposure to a wide array of patients.

The rotations include:

  • Inpatient VA / UC Geriatric Psychiatry Unit  
  • Inpatient VA / UC Geriatric Consultation & Liaison
  • Outpatient VA Geriatric Mental Health Clinic
  • VA Long-term Care Unit
  • Alois Alzheimer Center, community nursing home
  • VA Hospice & Palliative Care
  • VA Sleep Disorders Clinic
  • VA Movement Disorders Clinic
  • VA Home Based Primary Care Clinic
  • VA Neuropsychology Clinic
  • UC Mood Disorders Clinic 
  • UC ECT

    Didactics

    The didactic curriculum includes a monthly geriatric psychiatry seminar, case conference, and journal club. Fellows will also have the opportunity to join the Geratric Medicine Fellowship didactics and seminars. Didactic topics cover the areas of general principles of geriatric psychiatry, neurobiology and psychopharmacology of geriatric mental health disorders including dementia, evidence-based practices, and research.

    Scholarly Project

    Each fellow is required to complete a scholarly project by the end of the academic year. Fellows are encouraged to generate a work product that is suitable for publication.Past fellowship projects have also included developing oral and poster presentations for regional/national meetings.

    Textbook

    The official textbook for the geriatric psychiatry fellowship is  " The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, 4th Edition."

    Evaluations

  • Structured written feedback on rotations
  • 360 degree feedback sessions
  • Weekly supervision with the Program Director