This advanced specialty residency program for PGY-5 psychiatry residents offers a 12-month training experience in the fundamentals of clinical geriatric psychiatry and qualifies graduates as candidates for Added Qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry. Presently, there are two fellowship positions per year for the required one-year training program.
The University of Washington Program is committed to providing a strong foundation in geriatric psychiatry. Presently, the program offers rotations at VA Puget Sound and Harborview Medical Center, and provides training experiences in specialty memory disorders clinics, outpatient mental health clinics, consult-liaison psychiatry services, primary care clinics, and long-term care settings. Electives in ECT, neurology, and palliative care are available. Fellows are also exposed to new and evolving treatment models such as telepsychiatry and integrated care.
Opportunities for involvement in research and/or other scholarly projects are available, as faculty have affiliations with active research programs in areas including geriatric mental health services and Alzheimer’s disease research. The enriched academic and scientific environment of the UW affiliated program and large faculty pool trained in geriatric psychiatry and geriatric medicine also provide many opportunities for seminars, case-conferences and other learning experiences.
Offers for the fellowship are made on a rolling basis, starting in the Fall before the fellowship year.
more information contact:
Lucy Wang, MD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
South Columbian Way