Geriatric Fellowship

Geriatric Fellowship

Do you enjoy working with older adults? Do you like the challenge of dealing with frail elders using a collaborative team-based approach? Consider the geriatric psychiatry fellowship at Michigan State University! Our fellowship program is a one-year clinically focused experience that allows the fellow exposure to numerous components of older adult care including inpatient, telepsychiatry (outpatient), consultation-liaison, rehabilitation and neurology in a supportive and active learning environment.​

The MSU geriatric psychiatry fellow will work with experienced teaching faculty to gain diagnostic and treatment skills. Fellows will rotate on the geriatric psychiatry unit at McLaren Greater Lansing which provides a broad spectrum of services. Consultation-liaison experience is provided at Sparrow Hospital with psychiatrists skilled in both medical and psychiatric care. Rehabilitation and long-term care clinical experiences are offered at Ingham County Medical Care Facility, a vibrant rehabilitation and long term care facility in Lansing. ​

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  • Graduation from a U.S. or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  • Graduation from a U.S. osteopathic medical school accredited by the American Osteopathic Association​
  • Graduation from a medical school outside the U.S. or Canada with a current, fully valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates​
  • A minimum of two years training in adult psychiatry from an accredited program​
  • USMLE or COMLEX score of 75+ (Step 1, 2, and 3)​
  • Passing of Clinical Skills Assessment Exam​
  • A full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the U.S.​
  • Federal DEA license​
  • Grade point average of 3.0+​
  • Aptitude for geriatric psychiatry as demonstrated in personal statements​
  • Expert written and oral command of the English language (personal statement, application, letters of recommendation)​
  • Evidence of a commitment to geriatric psychiatry as a career​

How To Apply:

Application Documents

  1. MSU Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Application​
  2. 3 Letters of Recommendation​
  3. Medical School Transcripts/diploma sent directly to the residency office from the institution​
  4. Official USMLE/COMLEX score report​
  5. Verification of Residency training from the program director​
  6. Personal Statement​
  7. ECFMG Certification (if applicable)​
  8. Dean's Letter from Medical school​
  9. Evidence of a commitment to geriatric psychiatry as a career

Contact Information:

Deborah Wagenaar, DO, MS​
Program Director​, Geriatric Fellowship
Phone: (517) 353-4362
[email protected]
​Danielle Murphy, M.A.​
Fellowship Program Administrator​
Phone: (517) 353-4362
[email protected]
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    Oct 03, 2022

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    Lansing, Michigan

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