Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

A message from our Program Director:
Patricia Serrano-Andrews, MD

Our ACGME-accredited fellowship program provides a well-rounded educational and clinical training experience in geriatric psychiatry within the context of an outstanding academic medical center with a broad base of clinical and research activities relevant to aging. 

Our goal is to train the next generation of leaders in clinical and academic geriatric psychiatry.

The Vanderbilt Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program is a joint effort between the Vanderbilt University Department of Psychiatry and the Tennessee Valley Healthcare Systems VA Hospitals.

The Fellowship is designed to provide a 12-month intensive training experience to be taken after the initial 4 years of General Psychiatry training. The program prepares trainees for clinical and academic leadership in the field of Geriatric Psychiatry and for the certification examination for Added Qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.



Take a look inside our Fellowship Training program

There is no call required and weekends are off so the Fellows are free to enjoy Nashville!

Applicant Qualifications:
Completion of an ACGME-accredited residency program in psychiatry by start of fellowship
Passing score on the USMLE STEP 3 examination
Eligibility for medical licensure in the State of Tennessee

Application Process:

Accepting Applications now.
Interviews will take place as needed.

Applications should be emailed to  or sent to:

Attn: Jacqualine Whittington
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
1601 23rd Avenue South, Suite 3105
Nashville, TN  37212

Applications for the 2024-2025 Academic Year are being accepted now.