Director: Adriana Hermida, M.D.
Address: Wesley Woods Center1841 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
Coordinator: Amy Cromwell
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-728-6470
Annual Stipend: $57,922 (2012-2013)
The Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program is a one-year program. Training is conducted at the Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital and affiliations. Fellows receive direct supervision in medical, neurological and psychiatry evaluation and management of a varied geriatric population. The standard inpatient caseload is between 4-6 inpatients; the partial hospitalization experience will be between 1-3 patients. The fellow will also have the opportunity to have in-depth training in Electroconvulsive Therapy. Fellows will receive selective training at other affiliations such as Wesley Woods Health Center, Budd Terrace, Presbyterian Village, AG Rhodes Nursing, and Fountainview Nursing Home.
The program has ongoing seminars covering specific reading assignments from three geriatric psychiatry textbooks covering areas of normal aging, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, diagnostic issues, management, treatment outcome, psychotherapy, cultural diversity, epidemiology, quality of life issues, death and dying issues, psychological testing in the elderly and medical ethics.
A more detailed description of our program can be requested by emailing Amy Cromwell at email@example.com.
Geriatric Psychiatry staff currently consists of 6 full time geriatric psychiatrists who are all certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and with the Added Qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry. In addition, we also have 2 gerontological nurse practitioners.
Applicants must complete a psychiatry residency program before beginning the geriatric fellowship program (PGY-5) and should be qualified to obtain a Georgia State License. Detailed information about our program can be requested in writing or by emailing Amy Cromwell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants are required to request 3 reference letters (one from their program director), curriculum vitae, and a copy of your medical school diploma.