Didactic Curriculum

Clinical experiences during the fellowship are supplemented by a variety of didactic offerings. These include a weekly seminar involving fellows from both geriatric medicine and psychiatry. Lecture topics include areas of essential knowledge in geriatric psychiatry. Case conferences allow fellows the opportunity to discuss puzzling or complex cases with expert faculty members. Fellows also participate in evidence based journal clubs run by faculty members. Their focus is on the critical appraisal of seminal journal articles and/or review of recently published manuscripts. Our program also incorporates online interactive modules to simulate complex clinical scenarios and improve decision making. Lastly, fellows have the opportunity to pursue research interests, as a variety of faculty members participate in research activities and are available to serve as mentors/supervisors. For more information on Geriatric Psychiatry research happening at UConn, see the Research Studies page.

Sample Didactic Curriculum for Geriatric Psychiatry Fellows

Alzheimer's Dementia

Bipolar Disorder

Caregiver Burden

Cross Cultural Training

Decisional Capacity



Driving Assessment


Elder Abuse

Gait Evaluation

Geriatric Assessment I

Geriatric Assessment II

Geriatric Psychopharmacology

Home Safety Evaluations

Legal Issues in Health Care

Mild Cognitive Impairment

Negotiating an Employment Contract

Neuropsychological Testing

Normal Aging

Overview of Non-AD Dementias

Palliative Care, Hospice, and End of Life Decisions

Parkinson's Disease

Pharmacological Management of Behavioral Disturbance in Dementia

Pharmacology of Alzheimer's Dementia

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder



Quality Improvement

Risk of Atypical Antipsychotics in the Elderly

Urinary Incontinence