Program Didactics

Our educational programs are diligent in providing didactic experiences for our residents.  Didactics occur one-half day each week for the duration of the one year fellowship program.  Planned seminars and didactic topics covered during this time include:

Introduction to the geriatric psychiatry fellowship Psychotherapy in late life
Orientation to documentation (electronic health record) Long term care psychiatry
Library skills/evidence based medicine review Legal, ethical and policy issues in late life mental health
Genetics of late life mental illness Cross cultural psychiatry and the older adult
Neuropathology and neurophysiology of aging Sexuality in late life
The psychiatric interview with older adults including mental status examination Caregiving issues
Laboratory assessment Lesbian/Gay/Sexual issues
Neuropsychology of aging Community services
Common psychiatric disorders in late life Elder abuse
Psychopharmacology in older adults Geriatric Psychiatry Journal Club
Electroconvulsive therapy Grand Rounds
Neuroradiology seminar Case presentations