Our Department has designed this Fellowship to prepare general psychiatrists both to assess and manage psychiatric problems confronting elderly patients, as well as to expand expertise in consultation-liaison psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, and eating disorders.
Fellows receive solid core training in geriatric psychiatry in settings including acute hospitalization, consultation-liaison, rehabilitation, nursing home, and outpatient. There are opportunities to focus on palliative care, sleep medicine, traumatic brain injury, neuroimaging, research, or other individual goals.
New Mexico’s over-65 population will soon exceed the national average. Its ethnic diversity, which includes 19 Native American pueblos, 2 Apache nations and the Navajo Nation, each with a rich tribal history and culture, provides unique opportunities in Native American and rural subspecialty healthcare.
Please contact us to discuss how we can help you achieve your career goals.
William J. Apfeldorf MD PhD
We encourage you to visit and see all the wonderful amenities the University of New Mexico and the Land of Enchantment has to offer!
An interview is an essential part of the application process and involves one full day in Albuquerque. The division will extend an invitation for interviews and will provide hotel accommodation and lunch on the day of your interview.