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
- 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
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