Letter from the Program Director

Geriatric psychiatry training encompasses a large spectrum of settings — including hospitals, ambulatory clinics, long-term care, research and collaborative practices, among others. Fellowship programs strive to provide a holistic experience during the year. Our program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix showcases this commitment to provide comprehensive training in this rewarding subspecialty.

With changing demographics and an aging population, a fellow can look forward to the following benefits of our program:

  1. Formalized training in a specialty that provides an advantage in competitive markets as an expert.
  2. Subspecialty training, allowing for diversification in the workforce.
  3. Higher job satisfaction than general practice, as clinicians generally enjoy working with seniors.
  4. Being a demographic-based (age) subspecialty, there will be opportunities to work in a variety of clinical settings.

All the faculty in our program have a common goal to make the training an enjoyable experience for the fellows. We believe in maintaining your work-life balance, while training with the experts in the field. The program is designed to lean more on training related to dementias and other neurocognitive disorders. This is possible due to the collaboration between the University of Arizona and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute.

We welcome you to explore our program and please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.

— Ganesh Gopalakrishna MD, Program Director