Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

The Heersink School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry provides a comprehensive training experience in the Geriatric Psychiatry Subspecialty Program (PGY-V).

The central objective of this training is to assure competency in Geriatric Psychiatry through a structured learning experience based on inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, long-term care, and consultation modalities for the treatment of the severely mentally disordered and behaviorally disturbed geriatric (65 years and older) patient. The fellowship experience includes:

I. Development of clinical skills pertinent to the evaluation of elderly patients

  • Mental status examination pertinent to a variety of psychiatric disorders.
  • Bedside assessment of global cognitive function.
  • Physical examination skills with the ability to diagnose and rule out commonly seen medical problems in the elderly, as well as the development of familiarity with the differences of illness presentation in the aged, and the proper treatment approach.
  • Neurological examination – becoming familiar with findings from commonly seen neurological conditions in the elderly.
  • Knowledge of appropriate use of diagnostic studies.

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Applicants should have completed four years of an ACGME approved general psychiatry residency program.

How To Apply:

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Contact Information:

M. Bates Redwine, M.D., Training Director, [email protected]

Heather Kwok, Program Coordinator II, [email protected]

Mailing Address:
UAB Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
1720 Second Avenue South, CPM 272
Birmingham, AL 35294-0018

Physical Address:
1713 6th Avenue South., CPM 272
Birmingham, Alabama 35294

Telephone: (205) 934-3130
Fax: (205) 934-4659

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    Nov 28, 2023

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    Birmingham, Alabama

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