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Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

An ACGME-accredited 1-year training program for a PGY5 psychiatrist

Work with an experienced faculty with a unique commitment to geriatric patients within a multicultural, community-based system of care.

Fellowship Overview

During the training year, Fellows divide their time in a variety of clinical settings including rotations with multidisciplinary staff in the Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Unit at Everett Hospital, Geriatric Service Outpatient Clinic, the CHA PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), nursing homes and home visitation programs. Faculty members include board-certified geriatric psychiatrists who are devoted to supervision and teaching during all rotations. In addition, the program offers a comprehensive didactic series covering topics related to significant aspects of geriatric care.

Primary training elements including evaluation and management of geriatric patients across the spectrum of care, development of consultation-liaison skills, development of leadership skills in the multidisciplinary delivery of mental health care and assessment, diagnosis and treatment of geriatric patients representing a wide variety of diagnostic presentations, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Our program takes advantage of CHA's unique blend of community and academic resources. Clinical fellows receive appointments to Harvard Medical School.

  • How to Apply
    To apply, please submit the following information:
    • Application Form
    • Personal Statement
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Three letters of reference (one from Training Director)
    Please submit all application materials to:


    rkester@challiance.org and jmaccumascaigh@challiance.org.

    Other Information

    All offers of appointment to CHA sponsored training programs are specifically conditioned upon a criminal background investigation and a negative drug test (uses workplace standards, including chain of custody. Marijuana is excluded from the testing). Background checks will be carried out by an agency on behalf of CHA. By signing the background check release form, prospective trainees are consenting to a background investigation. The drug test must be completed within 10 days of matching (all costs are covered by CHA). It will be conducted at CHA Occupational Health for those residents within 20 miles of Boston. All others will be tested at an outside facility arranged by CHA.

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