Multidisciplinary Experiences with UH Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program
The educational and clinical Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University and Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, offers a multidisciplinary experience including consultation-liaison, neurology and geriatric psychiatry and is under the leadership of Philipp L. Dines MD, PhD, a neurogeropsychiatrist. Responsibilities include a caseload of inpatients and outpatients which are fully staffed by attending support.
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 many other opportunities regarding the 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.
The Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship sites include:
- A tertiary outpatient health center
- A variety of nursing homes which are served on a rotating basis
- An elder health center which is an integrated clinic between geriatric psychiatry, neurology and geriatric medicine
- UH Cleveland Medical Center
- Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Goals and Objectives
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, including:
- Geriatric medical inpatient
- Inpatient medical hospital consultation
- Nursing home or VA Community Living Center
- Geriatric psychiatry outpatient
Why Choose Us
Here are just a few reasons why we’re excited to be a part of the University Hospitals / Case Western Reserve University Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship and why you should be, too.
- Opportunity to teach (present at Grand Rounds)
- Individualized development plan and electives
- Moonlighting opportunities
- Vacation/sick days
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