Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

The University of Pennsylvania offers a one-year geriatric psychiatry fellowship, designed to prepare trainees for careers as clinicians and clinician-educators. Our goal is to train the next generation of leaders in geriatric psychiatry.

Our one-year ACGME-accredited clinical fellowship program trains psychiatrists to provide skilled and comprehensive care and to function as effective consultants in the subspecialty of geriatric psychiatry. To accomplish these goals, the fellowship entails: (1) supervised clinical training in an array of settings that includes interdisciplinary inpatient, outpatient, post-acute and long-term care, home care, telehealth and collaborative care programs; (2) a didactic curriculum; (3) supervised participation in funded clinical research projects in mental health and aging; and (4) experience in teaching students and other health professionals. These elements of training emphasize scholarship and self-instruction; application of biopsychosocial concepts; a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to assessment and management; critical analysis of clinical problems; evidence-based clinical decision-making; and leadership in educating other health professionals. Our Geriatric Psychiatry Section has a longstanding collaborative relationship with the Division of Geriatric Medicine, and our geriatric psychiatry fellows benefit from working closely with geriatric medicine fellows and faculty. The one-year clinical fellowship leads to eligibility to take the ABPN subspecialty certification examination in geriatric psychiatry.

All clinical fellows must have completed a four-year accredited residency in general psychiatry, and must be eligible for an unrestricted PA medical license.  The one-year clinical fellowship is open to applicants on J-1 and H-1 visas. 

The University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women and minority candidates.


All applicants must have satisfactorily completed four years of an ACGME-accredited residency in general psychiatry prior to entering the program.

All applicants must be eligible for an unrestricted medical license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the time they enter the program.

With the application, please attach the following information:

  • A completed application form (click here to download)
  • A copy of your Curriculum Vitae
  • A personal statement explaining your interest in geriatric psychiatry, summarizing your career objectives, and indicating how a fellowship will help you achieve those objectives (one page)
  • Two current Letters of Recommendation
  • Summative Evaluation from your Residency Training Director
  • Dean’s Letter & Medical School Transcripts
  • USMLE Scores (Steps 1, 2, & 3)

If you are an International medical graduate, we accept the J1 and H1B Visas and you will need your ECFMG Certification. 

Please submit all materials to the address below. Faxed copies of application materials are acceptable.

Mailing Address

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program c/o Linda Ramos
University of Pennsylvania Health System
3535 Market Street – 2nd Floor, Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19104

All application documents may be forwarded electronically to
Letters of Recommendation must be forwarded by faculty or their assistant’s email to

Contact Information:

Linda Ramos
Program Coordinator
215-746-7248 Phone
215-746-7203 Fax

For clinical and academic-clinician fellowship inquiries, contact:

Olga Barg, MD, Program Director
Phone: 215-817-7643



Click here to download application

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