Electives in Geriatric Psychiatry
The Geriatric Neuropsychiatry Clinic at the VA Medical Center is designed to evaluate veteran elders referred for specialized geropsychiatric assessment. Practical, efficient “office” diagnostic skills are emphasized. There are opportunities for in-depth discussion and for residents to observe the attending physician conducting diagnostic interviews. Selected handouts and readings are available to further enhance their elective experience.
Psychiatry residents further their understanding of cognitive functioning by being provided with training by two board-certified neuropsychologists. Residents will have the opportunity to observe complete neuropsychological evaluations. Residents can also be trained on the administration and basic interpretation of several cognitive screening measures that they could administer to veterans under the direction of the neuropsychologist.