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Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry

The Division of Medical and Geriatric Psychiatry of the Department of Psychiatry at Stony Brook offers an innovative 1-year, ACGME-accredited geriatric psychiatry fellowship with an option for special emphasis on psychosomatic medicine and consultation psychiatry.

Geriatric psychiatry fellows have dedicated experiences in inpatient, long-term care, outpatient, ECT, and consultation-liaison psychiatry at both the Stony Brook University Hospital and several community settings. They work in a clinical milieu which emphasizes the psychiatric aspects of medical conditions along with the medical aspects of psychiatric conditions.

Fellows have the unusual opportunity through collaborative consultation-liaison work to develop added clinical expertise and professional relationship skills by working closely with trainees and faculty in geriatric medicine, neurology, and family medicine.

Our faculty includes eight board certified geriatric psychiatrists and three board certified psychiatrists with added qualifications in psychosomatic medicine.

To apply for the position send by US mail, fax (631-444-7534) or email (Alan.Steinberg@stonybrookmedicine.edu) your letter of interest, your CV, and two letters of reference addressed to Alan L. Steinberg, MD, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program, Department of Psychiatry, Health Sciences Center, 10th Floor, Room 020, Stony Brook NY 11794-8101.  

Clinical rotations

Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry at South Oaks Hospital in Amityville, NY
A four-month rotation (50% time) with a caseload of seven to ten patients under the direction of a board-certified psychiatrist.

Psychiatric Inpatient Consultation and Liaison Service at Stony Brook University Hospital
A four month rotation (60% time) providing C&L services to a geriatric inpatient population under the direction of consultation and liaison psychiatrists.

Community Outpatient Geriatric Psychiatry
A two month rotation (50% time) with sixteen hours of patient contact each week in a busy office-based geriatric psychiatry practice of a geriatric psychiatrist and a geriatric social worker. Fellows receive experience assessing patients for guardianship proceedings, capacity, and elder abuse.

Long Term Care at Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook University
A twelve month experience (half day/week) as a geropsychiatric consultant in a long term care setting under the direction of a board certified geriatric psychiatrist. Fellows see one or two new patients each week and follow approximately twenty-five patients. They serve in a liaison capacity with the multidisciplinary treatment staff of a nursing home.

Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center of Long Island at Stony Brook University Hospital
A four month rotation (10% time) under the direction of the Department Chairman, who is board certified in geriatric psychiatry, and the Program Director, who is a gerontologist. The fellow typically evaluates two new patients each week who are referred for assessment of dementia.

Medical and Geriatric Outpatient Program at the Stony Brook University Outpatient Psychiatry Service
A twelve month experience (10% time) that includes case supervision focusing on the assessment and management of patients with co-morbid psychiatric and medical problems.

Geriatric Medicine Rotation at the Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook University
A one month (60% time) rotation in a skilled nursing home under the supervision of a board certified internist with added qualifications in geriatric medicine. Fellows participate in the day to day operation of a geriatric medicine service.