Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at Zucker Hillside Hospital
The geriatric psychiatry fellowship training program at Zucker Hillside Hospital offers psychiatrists the expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders in late life. The program is one of the first and largest geriatric psychiatry programs in the United States.
Fellows practice in a unique patient population and rotate through clinical sites devoted to geriatric psychiatry including inpatient geropsychiatry, dementia unit, outpatient geropsychiatry, geriatric partial hospital program, geriatric consultation-liaison psychiatry, nursing home assignment, electroconvulsive therapy intensive, and palliative care intensive. The program has a unique track for public geropsychiatry at the Pilgrim Psychiatric Center with an explicit geriatric psychiatry division. The scope of the program is such that there is a large geropsychiatry faculty presence, with 10 geriatric psychiatrists and five geriatric psychologists.
Fellows are encouraged to complete research projects and attend national conferences. Fellows also participate in a week-long "intensive" in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) at the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry’s expense; and also in a shorter intensive in palliative care.
The geriatric psychiatry training program at Zucker Hillside admits seven fellows annually. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and we will continue to accept applications for a given academic year until we have filled our fellowship positions. Trainees must have completed an ACGME-accredited general psychiatry residency training program and be either licensed in New York state or eligible for a license.
Interested applicants must download a copy of the application and submit along with the following:
- Curriculum vitae, with an explanation of extended gaps in employment or education
- USMLE or COMLEX transcript
- A personal statement
- Dean’s letter
- Three (3) letters of recommendation, including one from your current program director. If you are applying for the next academic year, your letters of recommendation must be no older than six (6) months. We may request for updated letters of recommendation.
- ECFMG Status Report, if applicable