We offer an integrated program where Geriatric Psychiatry fellows and Geriatric Medicine fellows work closely with each other within interdisciplinary teams, under the clinical supervision of Geriatric Psychiatry and Geriatric Medicine faculty, who themselves work and teach in tandem. We share several didactic programs with the UW’s Geriatric Medicine Fellowship. Our one-year program provides Geriatric Psychiatry fellows with opportunities to provide direct care and consultations for patients in a number of different clinical settings. Fellows also have the opportunity to teach medical students, residents, and other trainees to hone their skills as clinical educators.
Outpatient sites include: the Geriatric Psychiatry clinics at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, the Geriatric Psychiatry consultation clinic at UW Health, and the GRECC Memory Assessment Clinic and Geriatric Evaluation and Management Clinic at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital. Fellows also have the opportunity to train delivering tele-mental health services to older veterans in outlying communities in Wisconsin and Illinois.
Inpatient sites include: the psychiatry unit at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital and the Gero-Psychiatric Treatment Unit at Mendota Mental Health Institute.
Community sites include: Badger Prairie Health Care Center, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility run by Dane County where fellows serve as nursing home consultants, and Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care, where fellows learn to provide consultative services to older adults in their homes.
Geriatric Psychiatry fellows have ample opportunity to explore electives ranging from basic science to clinical education projects to subspecialty clinical work. For fellows with academic aspirations, there are options for possible 2nd year of research fellowship through Wisconsin’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Research Center.
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