Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship
The geriatric psychiatry fellowship is accredited by the accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The fellowship provides training leading up to eligibility to sit for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) subspecialty board in Geriatric Psychiatry. The fellowship is incorporated into a two-year training program which is supported in part by a Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program grant from the Health Research and Services Administration. Graduates of ACGME accredited residencies in general psychiatry are eligible for the fellowship.
Supervised clinical rotations include (among others): geriatric psychiatry inpatient service, geriatric psychiatry day hospital, geriatric psychiatry outpatient clinic, memory clinic, chronic hospital medial psychiatry service, and in-home experiences as well as rotations in neurology, rehabilitation medicine and electives. Structured didactics are provided on a weekly basis. Opportunities for research experiences are widely available, and scholarly endeavor is an expectation of the program. Fellows also receive teaching experience including formal didactics in teaching skills. Close mentorship and supervision is provided by the program director and key faculty.
Consistent with the goals of the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program to enhance health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics with primary care, the fellowship is integrated across the Johns Hopkins Divisions of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry as well as Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.
The training takes place in the rich clinical, teaching, and research environment of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
For further information or to apply, please contact the training director:
Susan W. Lehmann, M.D.
Clinical Director, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry
Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Day Hospital
Psychiatry Clerkship Director
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Member, Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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