Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

The UT Southwestern Department of Psychiatry provides a clinically oriented program in geriatric psychiatry. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be qualified to take the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology's examination for Certification in the Subspecialty of Geriatric Psychiatry. We provide this training to those who have successfully completed a four-year program in general adult psychiatry. Two residency positions are available. Both slots are filled on a competitive basis.

Clinical Experience

As a Geriatric fellow, you will gain experience in a variety of clinical settings, including:

  • Work in collaboration with Geriatric Medicine
  • Inpatient care
  • Outpatient care
  • Home and hospital visits
  • Consultation to non-psychiatric physicians
  • Nursing home consultation

You will work in both public and private patient settings, such as Lake Village Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Parkland Health and Hospital System and its outreach clinics, the Dallas VA Medical Center, Terrell State Hospital and the UT Southwestern Alzheimer's Disease Center.

You will participate in the evaluation and management of patients as part of geriatric assessment teams, in consultation with geriatric primary care providers and nursing home staff, and have direct patient care responsibilities.

Research Opportunities

Research opportunities include Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (MST), brain imaging such as MRI and SPECT, cognition-enhancing drugs, and behavioral and pharmacological interventions for behavioral disturbances in Alzheimer's disease and other dementing illnesses.