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Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

Our one-year fellowship program (PGY-5) provides a broad-based clinical experience in inpatient, outpatient, and nursing home settings, with unique multidisciplinary emphasis, in an extraordinarily rich academic environment.

There is a two-year fellowship program option (PGY-5 & 6) available to selected candidates and includes all clinical experience of the one-year program, plus a research training component (available in basic, clinical and health services research) designed to prepare the fellow for an academic career. The University of Michigan has an NIH-funded Geriatric Research and Training Center and Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, as well as the nation’s first comprehensive academic Depression Center(link is external). The VA Ann Arbor Health Care System has the Geriatric Research, Educational and Clinical Center (GRECC).

Eligible candidates (for either program option) must have:

  • Successfully completed a medical school that is approved by the The Medical Board of California(link is external).

  • Successfully completed an ACGME-accredited general residency psychiatry program or a general psychiatry program in Canada accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

  • Must be eligible for full medical licensure by the State of Michigan

  • Must have successfully passed USMLE Step III prior to entry into program.

  • Graduates of foreign medical programs must be permanent residents or eligible for a J-1 visa sponsored by ECFMG.

The University of Michigan offers an excellent salary and benefits package from the UM House Officers Association(link is external), resident run collective bargaining organization.

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