Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

The University of Arizona Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program is a one-year intensive training experience, which will provide the trainee knowledge and experience to become a Board Certified Geriatric Psychiatrist. We are ACGME accredited and accept two fellows per year.

Fellows will spend time at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System campus on the Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Unit and provide a consultation service to Inpatient Med/Surg floors as well as the Emergency Department. Fellows will work in the Geriatric Primary Care Clinic, seeing and consulting along with the Geriatricians. They will rotate through the Hospice/Palliative Inpatient Program and perform ECT treatments under the supervision of core faculty. They will also rotate to Banner University Medical Center-South Campus to work on the Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Unit as well as the Crisis Response Center (a city-wide facility for urgent psychiatric treatment). At the SAVAHCS site, fellows will see Geriatric outpatients in the Mental Health Clinic. As part of the fellowship, trainees will also provide consultation services at a community nursing home under the supervision of faculty. Fellows will also rotate to and see patients in the prestigious Banner Alzheimer Institute at Tucson. There is also one day per week devoted to lectures and independent educational efforts.

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  • Adult Psychiatry Residency Program Certificate
  • License to practice medicine in the State of Arizona
  • Must be able to meet background checks and drug tests required by participating sites

How To Apply:

  • Application form (this is the first step while you gather supporting materials)
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • Medical School Diploma (and translation if applicable)
  • Up-to-date CV (note: all dates from the date of graduation to present must be documented on the CV)
  • Transcripts
  • USMLE scores
  • Personal Statement
  • Application for license to practice medicine in the state of Arizona
  • MSPE (Dean’s letter)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

Email application form and required documents to Steven Schaefer.

Contact Information:

Steven R. E. Schaefer, MA
Program Coordinator, Geriatric Psychiatry & Addiction Medicine Fellowships
[email protected]
Office 520-874-4082 | Fax 520-694-0503

University of Arizona, College of Medicine – Tucson
Behavioral Health Pavilion
2800 E. Ajo Way | Tucson, AZ 85713

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    Apr 16, 2022

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    Phoenix, Arizona

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