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Didactics

Didactic Training

The Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry emphasizes didactic training throughout the year. Seminar series are designed to improve the knowledge base and skill development of individual fellows. Fellows are involved with the following seminars:

  • Geriatric Psychiatry Summer Seminar
  • Geriatric Psychiatry Departmental Seminar and Case Conference
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Lecture Series
  • Medical Psychiatry Seminar

Geriatric Psychiatry Summer Seminar. This lecture series is taken in conjunction with Harvard Medical School Geriatric Medicine fellows and provides an introduction to important concepts in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in older adults. Lectures are given by renowned geriatric psychiatrists throughout the Harvard system.

Geriatric Psychiatry Departmental Case Conference and Seminar. Fellows have the opportunity to participate in a monthly case conference involving inpatient and outpatient team members of the CHA Geriatric Services, demonstrating a collaborative model in the treatment of older adults in a community setting. In addition to the conference, fellows and Geriatric Service team members participate in a biweekly seminar series emphasizing more advanced and specialized topics in geriatric psychiatry.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Lecture Series. This lecture series provides fellows with the opportunity to learn about important medical, psychiatric, and social issues facing older adults, particularly those living in underserved communities. Fellows collaborate with Harvard Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Dental fellows during monthly case conferences involving the HEARTH program.

Medical Psychiatry Seminar. These seminars, which are taken in conjunction with CHA Psychiatry Consultation/Liaison fellows and neuropsychology staff and trainees, emphasize the teaching of core psychiatric issues encountered in hospital and primary care settings. Fellows take on a significant leadership role in this lecture series, allowing them to learn valuable teaching and presentation skills.