Education and Conferences

Regularly scheduled educational opportunities for geriatric psychiatry fellows are provided by the Department of Psychiatry and several other disciplines such as family medicine, internal medicine, and pharmacology. In addition to these activities, occasional "field trips" are organized to see older citizens enjoying active lives in the community or to see how policy and regulation of services for older adults are organized and delivered.

Journal Club

  • Attendance: Required
  • Occurrence: Monthly

Journal Club is a monthly conference that reviews current articles in geriatric medicine, pharmacology, epidemiology, and systems care. Every other month is devoted to articles on dementia. Attendees include fellows from geriatric medicine; faculty from family medicine, internal medicine, psychiatry, nursing, public health, and pharmacology; staff from social services and spiritual services; and the occasional resident.

Case Conference

  • Attendance: Required
  • Occurrence: Two per Month

Case Conference is a informal conference in which clinicians discuss complex or unusual cases they have encountered on inpatient unit, in outpatient clinics, or at nursing homes. Attendees include fellows from geriatric psychiatry, faculty from psychiatry, staff from nursing, and psychiatry residents on geriatric rotation.

Lecture Series

  • Attendance: Required
  • Occurrence: Monthly

Lecture Series is an online monthly didactic seminar presented by faculty from family medicine, internal medicine, psychiatry, and pharmacology that have expertise in geriatric care. The series is open to any faculty or staff that work with older adults.

Grand Rounds

  • Attendance: Recommended
  • Occurrence: Weekly (during academic year only)

Ground Rounds is a clinical departmental conference covering all areas of psychiatry with an emphasis on clinical presentation and management. Attendees include psychiatry faculty, psychiatry residents, medical students, and staff from nursing, psychology, and social services.

Research Seminar

  • Attendance: Recommended
  • Occurrence: Weekly (during academic year only)

Research Seminar is a conference for presentation and discussion of current psychiatric research, research design, and findings by current faculty. Attendees include psychiatry faculty, psychiatry residents, medical students, and staff from nursing, psychology, and social services.

Psychopharmacology Seminar

  • Attendance: Recommended
  • Occurrence: Weekly (during academic year only)

Psychopharmacology Seminar provides an overview of psychopharmacology with an emphasis on critical reading of current research. Attendees include psychiatry residents, medical students, pharmacologists, and staff from nursing.

Clinical Problems in Consult Psychiatry

  • Attendance: Required while on rotation
  • Occurrence: Weekly

Clinical Problems in Consult Psychiatry provides a critical review of commonly encountered problems in the field and an evaluation of current research that seeks to improve practice. Attendees include psychiatry faculty, psychiatry residents, medical students, and psychiatric nurse consultants.

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