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Geriatric Psychiatry

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Welcome to the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program at Marshall University! We are proud to offer an ACGME accredited Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry. This one-year fellowship is led by experienced Geriatric Psychiatry board-certified faculty, who have years of experience in both training fellows in Geriatric Psychiatry as well as clinical and research experience. Geriatric Psychiatry fellows will have a wonderfully varied clinical experience. Upon completion, fellows will be well prepared to practice geriatric psychiatry and be ready to successfully sit for the ACGME geriatric psychiatry boards.

Clinical rotations will include a Geriatric Psychiatry specialty inpatient service at Mildred Mitchell Bateman Hospital, working with general psychiatry residents and medical students on the 10 bed unit, as well as working with other teams in the hospital who have geriatric patients. Fellows will also work with patients in long term care at a local community nursing home, and be able to work with the Marshall geriatric medicine fellow at that location, Fellows will also work at Lakin Hospital, a state geriatric long term care facility, using telehealth. Geriatric outpatients will be seen in the Geriatric Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, Inpatient consults, ER and home visits will occur in rotations at the Hershel “Woody” Williams Huntington VAMC. Experience in ECT will occur at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Experience in geriatric neurology, with a focus on vascular disease and movement disorders, as well as experiences in neuroradiology, will occur through Cabell Huntington Hospital and Marshall outpatient neurology clinics.

Fellows will also be supervised in a research project that is intended to lead to a national meeting presentation and publication.