MCW Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship


The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is accepting applications to its one-year ACGME-accredited Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Training program. Our fellowship program's mission is to train the next generation of clinical and academic leaders in the field of geriatric psychiatry. We have two positions available each year.

The MCW Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship program rotations will be at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Medical Center and the Froedtert Health outpatient clinics, the Community Memorial Hospital, and the Village at Manor Park continuing retirement community. Our program provides in-depth opportunities to care for older adults in diverse clinical sites, including inpatient, outpatient, consultation-liaison, in-home, community-based, and long-term care settings that enable the trainees to acquire the expertise needed to evaluate, diagnose, and treat a wide range of late-life mental and neurocognitive disorders. The fellows also gain comprehensive knowledge in the adaptive and maladaptive responses to the biological and psychosocial changes associated with aging, psychopathology beginning in and continuing into late-life, psychiatric aspects of medical and neurocognitive disorders, evidence-based pharmacotherapy, psychosocial- and community-based interventions in treating late-life mental and neurocognitive disorders, and the sociocultural, ethnic, legal and ethical issues pertinent to geriatric psychiatric disorders and their treatment.

The program is closely linked with the ACGME-accredited MCW Geriatric Medicine Fellowship program and the MCW Department of Neurology. The fellows will work closely with the geriatric medicine faculty and trainees, behavioral neurologists, geriatric psychologists, neuropsychologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, and other professional members in various multidisciplinary settings. The fellows also will be required to attend comprehensive didactic seminars, geriatric medicine and geriatric psychiatry journal clubs, case conferences, and grand rounds to enrich their learning process.

The fellows, under the supervision of faculty, will have unique opportunities to function as team leaders in different settings, and teach and supervise medical students, residents, and other members of the multidisciplinary team. The fellows also will have ample exposure in providing continuum of care across different clinical environment and developing skills as clinician educators within and outside MCW and the community. The fellows will have access to a broad base of clinical and research elective activities relevant to aging, and the opportunity to work with dedicated mentors in completing scholarly or research projects. Upon successful completion of the program, fellows will be eligible to take the ABPN's Examination for Added Qualification in Geriatric Psychiatry.

Application Requirements

Interested applicants should send a completed MCW-affiliated hospitals application form, a current curriculum vitae, a personal statement, three letters of recommendation (with one from the general psychiatry program director that includes a training summary), the original transcript of Steps L,2,and 3 scores, a medical school dean's letter, a medical school transcript, a copy of a medical school diploma, an ECFMG certificate (for international medical graduates), and visa status information (for international citizens).

Start Date

July 1, 2019

Application Deadline

March 1, 2019



Joseph S. Goveas, M.D., Program Director,, 414-955-7240; or Beverly Hayes, Fellowship Coordinator,, 414-955-7240