Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

This one-year full-time clinical fellowship was established in 1985 by Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, and the New York State Office of Mental Health. The program has two primary goals: (1) to develop excellent geriatric psychiatrists to become national leaders; and (2) to disseminate expertise in geriatric psychiatry to underserved urban and rural areas and to foster development of a geriatric mental health workforce.

The program consists of two ACGME-accredited tracks to meet these goals. Both tracks are administered by the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry and taught by Department faculty. Each track can support two fellows, so that the program can train a total of four geriatric psychiatrists annually.

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  • Completion of a US accredited psychiatric residency training program
  • New York State medical licensure
  • Demonstration of serious interest and commitment to geriatric mental health

How To Apply:

All materials must be uploaded into the application portal:

The application includes (and you should have ready to upload):

  • Curriculum Vitae: Please include an updated version of your CV as part of this application.
  • Letters of Reference: Three letters of references from individuals who are closely acquainted with your educational and/or work experience. At least one letter should be from your Training Director. Please be ready to list the name and emails of the persons providing the letters – we will contact them with a link through which they can upload their letter.
  • Personal Statement: please write a single spaced essay of no fewer than 400 words and no more than 800 words on why you are applying to this program. You should describe your interest in geriatric psychiatry and include any research experience that you have, giving special emphasis to any in the field of aging. We are interested in how this program would assist you with meeting your career goals, as well as, any additional skills and experiences that you may want to highlight.

Contact Information:

Director: Mark Nathanson, MD
Email: [email protected](link sends e-mail)

Program Coordinator: Karen Cruz
Email: [email protected](link sends e-mail)
Phone: 646-774-7505
Fax: (646) 774-6398

New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive, Box 27
NY, NY 10032

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    Jan 23, 2023

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    New York, New York

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