Geriatric Psychiatry is an exciting subspecialty field, which intersects the disciplines of neurology, geriatrics, and psychiatry. Trained geriatric psychiatrists practice in many settings where older patients are seen including acute care hospitals, nursing, and post-acute care facilities, outpatient offices, and Geriatric or Neurology Clinics. They may also practice in Dementia Care or Alzheimer’s Clinics.
The University of Arizona Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program is a one-year intensive training experience which will prepare the candidate to become a Board-Certified Geriatric psychiatrist. We are ACGME-accredited and accept two fellows per year. The fellows will have outpatient continuity clinics at the SAVAHCS site, at the Banner University Outpatient clinic, and at a community health center. They will rotate through the inpatient Geropsychiatry Units at SAVAHCS and Banner, as well as doing medical hospital consultations and ECT treatment at SAVAHCS. They will rotate on the Hospice/Palliative Unit, the outpatient Geriatric Medicine Clinic, and see patients at a local Long Term Care Nursing home. In addition, they will have a one-year experience working in the prestigious Banner Alzheimer's Institute in Tucson.
The University of Arizona Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program can gladly accept candidates with J1 visas for fellowship training. Additionally, the Tucson area offers multiple opportunities for J1 waivers for fellows interested in staying in southern Arizona after fellowship training.
Our program celebrates diversity, and interns from different racial, ethnic, cultural, geographic, religious, linguistic, gender expression, and sexual orientations who are interested in serving high-need and high-demand areas are encouraged to apply!
To learn more about our program and how to apply, please explore the additional sections of our website. Download our program flier.
Marianne Klugheit, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship