Mclean Hospital
Training at McLean


Through a series of well-supervised clinical and educational experiences, the Partners HealthCare Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship provides training opportunities for the acquisition of knowledge and practice in the prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of psychiatric signs, symptoms, and disorders seen in older adults. This fellowship makes use of the clinical, didactic, and research expertise of Partners HealthCare institutions including Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital. In addition, Hebrew Senior Life offers a continuum of long-term care options for older adults, providing additional clinical experience for fellows.

To develop competencies in the psychiatric care of geriatric patients, fellows participate in a series of supervised clinical rotations throughout the full range of clinical settings (inpatient psychiatry, inpatient medical/surgical, outpatient, long-term care facilities, and community). At McLean Hospital, fellows provide care for inpatients with and without dementia and also participate in a weekly didactic/clinical experience in geriatric substance abuse treatment. Other levels of care are incorporated through rotations at other Partners institutions. Interested fellows may also participate in research or the preparation of a manuscript to be submitted for review and possible publication in a journal.

The Partners HealthCare Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited fellowship which fulfills the specialized post-residency training requirement necessary for ABPN certification in the subspecialty of geriatric psychiatry. A one-year program, one to two fellowship positions are available each year.

How to Apply

More information and the application process for the Partners HealthCare Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship may be found on the MGH website.