Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellows, Graduation 2020

The Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program at MUSC provides psychiatrists with advanced training in the assessment and management of elderly patients with a wide variety of psychiatric problems. Training encompasses the biological and psychosocial aspects of normal aging; the psychiatric impact of acute and chronic physical illnesses; the pathology of primary psychiatric disturbances beginning in or continuing into older age; the evaluation and treatment of neurocognitive disorders and associated behavioral issues; medical and iatrogenic aspects of illness; and sociocultural, ethnic, economic, ethical, and legal considerations that may affect or impinge on psychiatric management. Trainees will learn to provide direct patient care as well as function in the role of consultant. Trainees will have ample opportunities to participate in clinical research, as well as serve as educators. We offer two positions each year.

Accreditation

The Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship is accredited by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Certifications

Trainees who successfully complete the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program are eligible to take the subspecialty certification examination in Geriatric Psychiatry offered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).