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Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Department of Psychiatry

The Program:

  • Three ACGME accredited Geriatric Psychiatry fellowship positions are available every year.  (ACGME accrediation for four years consecutively)
  • Geriatric Psychiatry fellowship training since 1983.
  • National and international reputation.  Recognized for excellence.
  • Our graduates have assumed positions of leadership nationally and internationally.

Why Specialty training? By 2020 there will be 53 million over the age of 65. Mental illness will double to 15 million. Clinical skills and expertise to treat this group will become a necessity and there is shortage of Geriatric Psychiatrist. Survey reports this to be the most satisfying career.

Training:

The fellowship program provides training in the care of older adults (>65 y/o) in a variety of service settings; 1. Inpatient hospital unit 2. Geriatric Psychiatry assessment and continuity out patient clinic 3. Healthy Brain aging Center. 4. Mood and Anxiety Clinic 5. Geriatric consultations to other hospital services 6. Consultation to long-term care facilities, 7. Geriatric Medicine 4. Electives with Alzheimer’s Association and Palliative care/ hospice agencies.

Fellows develop proficiency in Geriatric Psychiatry diagnostic evaluations, interpreting Neuropsychological evaluations, psychopharmacology, ECT, CBT and psycho-social, behavioral and environmental modalities of treatment.

The program includes an extensive didactic component and offers opportunities to develop individual scholarly and research interests.  The program has an active Clinical Research Unit.

 

The Place:

Saint Louis, the largest city in the state of Missouri, is called the “Gateway to the West”. Saint Louis is a cosmopolitan, multi-cultural city which is affordable and easy to navigate and offers recreational, educational and cultural activities on par with major U.S.  cities. Our past residents say “Saint Louis is a great place to raise a family”. Many choose to stay here after fellowship.

St Louis has a true four season climate, affordable housing, and excellent public and private schools.

W. Maurice Redden, M.D.
W. Maurice Redden, M.D.
Director
Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Constance L. Zeltmann
Fellowship Program Coordinator
314-977-4828

For further enquiries about the program please contact:

Program Director:  W. Maurice Redden, M.D.

For application please contact: Pamela Whisenhut, Program Coordinator, whisenpa@slu.edu

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
1438 S. Grand Blvd, Saint Louis MO 63104
314-977-4828, whisenpa@slu.edu

We are Equal Opportunity Employers and can sponsor J-1 Visas for eligible candidates


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