Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine

About the Program



The Virginia Tech Carilion Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship trains physicians to be highly competent and caring geriatric psychiatry practitioners. The fellowship also advances first-class mental health care in southwestern Virginia by improving the system of care of geriatric psychiatry and by providing community and professional education in geriatric psychiatry topics.

Our mission is to provide an unequaled, real-life learning experience in geriatric psychiatry that prepares our graduates to be highly competent in clinical geriatric care, geriatric research and geriatric education.

This real-life preparation is gained through diverse clinical opportunities, world-class faculty teaching and a training program that gives careful attention to balancing the fellow's autonomy, supervision, mentoring and time, devoted to research and didactic activities.


The goal of the Virginia Tech Carilion Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship is to provide an educational experience whereby graduates will have a high degree of knowledge, skills, and clinical judgment in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders and common medical and neurological disorders which relate to the practice of geriatric psychiatry. Graduates must develop requisite interest and skills for continuing their professional development.