Our educational and clinical fellowship offers a multidisciplinary experience including consultation/liaison, neuro and geriatric psychiatry. Responsibilities include a caseload of inpatients and outpatients. The program is designed to provide flexibility in meeting individual additional interests of trainees and health care environmental demands. Fellows will have access to and involvement in research and educational experiences, including neuroimaging and medication clinical trials with an older adult population. Direct supervision and education are provided by an expert, multidisciplinary faculty. Didactic lectures and grand rounds presentations provide stimulating educational experiences and forums for interacting with department residents and faculty members. Sites include University Hospitals of Cleveland, a community health center, an elder health center and a variety of nursing homes (which are served on a rotating basis).
Upon completion, fellows can expect to have a broad biopsychosocial knowledge base in geriatric psychiatry and biopsychosocial therapies. These include pharmacotherapy, supportive psychotherapies, family and group therapy and behavioral management techniques. Developmentally, the fellowship experience will also prepare the fellow for a leadership role in academic geriatric psychiatry.
Fellows spend six months in an evolving junior attending role on the Older Adult Care Unit at RMC and also complete training in the administration of ECT. The fellows have their own continuity clinic in the William O. Walker Bldg outpatient department (OPD) as well as clinical experience in the Elderhealth Clinic. Dr. Sajatovic provides teaching and mentorship to the fellows within the scope of clinical research training. A curriculum in behavioral neurology, neuroimaging, geriatric medicine, are expectations in the fellowship and are also incorporated in the didactic and clinical program. Click here to print a brochure.
Goals Specific to the Geriatric Fellowship
The goals and objectives of the fellowship are to provide an in-depth, biopsychosocial knowledge base and clinical experience for the geriatric fellow. The fellow at the completion of one year should have a high level of proficiency in the clinical practice of psychiatry related to the older adult and skills to continue their education. For selected residents, the year two experience should be an important building block toward a leadership role in academic geriatric psychiatry. The program will provide clinical experience in all necessary arenas: inpatient, outpatient, inpatient medical hospital consultation, geriatric medical OPD, and nursing home.
For further information, please contact:
Kate Kilbane | Academic Education Coordinator
Department of Psychiatry
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
W.O. Walker Center - Suite 8107
10524 Euclid Avenue | Cleveland, Ohio 44106
phone: 216.844.3658 | fax: 216.844.4741 | firstname.lastname@example.org