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This program provides training in the assessment and management of elderly patients with a wide variety of psychiatric problems. Training encompasses the biological and psychosocial aspects of normal aging; the psychiatric impact of acute and chronic physical illnesses; the pathology of primary psychiatric disturbances beginning in or continuing into older age; medical and iatrogenic aspects of illness; and sociocultural, ethnic, economic, ethical, and legal considerations that may affect or impinge on psychiatric management.  We have two positions open each year.

Instructions for Applicants
Applications are accepted July 1 through October 31.  Interviews are scheduled on a rolling basis and conclude December 31.  You must have completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited psychiatry residency prior to entering the program. The training period in geriatric psychiatry is 12 months.

The following items are required to make your application complete:

  • Completed Universal Application (including Personal Statement)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter from your Dean's Office (from Medical School)
  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • Official copy of your Transcript from Medical School
  • ECFMG Certificate (if International Medical Graduate)
  • Copy of USMLE scores

Please send all materials to:

Theresa Barnes
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina
MSC 861, 102 Doughty Street
Charleston, SC 29425

phone: 843 792-0193
Dr. Jessica Broadway

Director, Geriatric Fellowship Program