This ACGME accredited fellowship program offers a 12-month training experience in the fundamentals of clinical geriatric psychiatry. Fellows train with renowned faculty in academic settings known for excellence, allowing fellows to grow not only in clinical expertise, but also in areas such as teaching, leadership, and innovation.
We have over a dozen faculty associated with our program. They include geriatric psychiatrists who are clinician teachers, researchers, and leaders, as well as other allied professionals including geropsychologists and neuropsychologists.
Core clinical rotations are based at the VA Puget Sound and the Memory and Brain Wellness Center at Harborview. Some highlights:
The VA Puget Sound Health Care System houses this site’s Geriatric, Research, Educational, and Clinical Center, which is a hub of research and training innovation. Fellows work in this center’s Memory Care Clinic and telepsychiatry clinic; in addition, they have access to the diverse teaching and research opportunities based here. The VA also has a geriatric psychiatry team in the Mental Health Clinic, where fellows work with a multidisciplinary team to provide psychiatric care for older adults with core psychiatric diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and psychotic disorders.
The Memory and Brain Wellness Center is the premier memory disorders clinic in the Pacific Northwest. This clinic hosts a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, neurologists, and neuropsychologists, from which fellows learn the state of art in diagnosis and management of dementia. This center also houses a robust community outreach and education program, as well as the University of Washington Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.
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Lucy Wang, MD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
South Columbian Way