Program Overview

Our ACGME-accredited fellowship program provides a well-rounded educational and clinical training experience in geriatric psychiatry within the context of an outstanding academic medical center with a broad base of clinical and research activities relevant to aging.  Our goal is to train the next generation of leaders in clinical and academic geriatric psychiatry.

The Vanderbilt Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program is a joint effort between the Vanderbilt University Department of Psychiatry and the Tennessee Valley Healthcare Systems VA Hospitals.

The Fellowship is designed to provide a 12-month intensive training experience to be taken after the initial 4 years of General Psychiatry training.  The program prepares trainees for clinical and academic leadership in the field of Geriatric Psychiatry and for the certification examination for Added Qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

The fellowship training consists of 12 months of clinical rotations focused on geriatric sub-specialty training.

  • Clinical training involves progressively more senior responsibilities and participation with multi-disciplinary teams of professionals in a variety of practice sites in both medical center and community settings.
  • Trainees are closely supervised by senior clinical faculty in all practice venues.
  • Didactic work will consist of seminars, directed readings, case conferences, and journal clubs.
  • Scholarly activity will also include initiation of and/or participation in ongoing clinical research through the world-class facilities and resources of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.