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
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.
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.
The official textbook for the geriatric psychiatry fellowship is " The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, 4th Edition."
Structured written feedback on rotations
360 degree feedback sessions
Weekly supervision with the Program Director