Contact Us

Senior Manager, Graduate Medical Education, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Andrea Santo
Phone: 305-355-8264
Email: asanto@med.miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
Our program does not participate in a match program. The final fellowship selections are made among the interviewed candidates by the faculty and/or selection committee. As per ACGME requirements, all applicants must have satisfactorily completed an ACGME-accredited psychiatry residency prior to entering the program.

How to Apply:
Applicants should send an application form to asanto@med.miami.edu with the following items:

  • Photo
  • C.V.
  • Personal Statement
  • Summative Evaluation Letter (from Psychiatry Residency Training Director)
  • Two Additional Letters of Reference
  • USMLE Transcript
  • Valid ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
  • Dean’s Letter and MSPE
  • Copy of Medical Diploma and Residency Certificate (if available)

Deadline:
Interviews are conducted from August to December.

Call Schedule

There is no call schedule required.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

1201 N.W. 16th Street

Miami, FL 33125

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete United States Medical Licensing Examination Steps 1, 2 and 3 prior to the start of the program.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a successfully completed ACGME-accredited residency program in general psychiatry.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive and fulfilling training program in the field of geriatric psychiatry and aging by means of diverse clinical care, individual supervision, small group seminars and case conferences, as well as clinical and scholarly research participation.

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive and fulfilling training program in the field of geriatric psychiatry and aging by means of diverse clinical care, individual supervision, small group seminars and case conferences, as well as clinical and scholarly research participation.

Program Director’s Welcome

Here at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital, we have a long and proud history of training outstanding geriatric psychiatrists to target the needs of this rapidly growing population. Our graduates count themselves among the best-trained geriatric psychiatrists in the country, and all will agree that they feel more-than-confident entering the workforce with the skills and expertise acquired over the course of our University of Miami/Jackson Health System Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program.

Program Director’s Welcome

Here at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital, we have a long and proud history of training outstanding geriatric psychiatrists to target the needs of this rapidly growing population. Our graduates count themselves among the best-trained geriatric psychiatrists in the country, and all will agree that they feel more-than-confident entering the workforce with the skills and expertise acquired over the course of our University of Miami/Jackson Health System Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program.

Jackson Memorial Hospital is a large, university-affiliated county hospital and is the perfect sponsor for your geriatric psychiatry training. Here you will help manage a 20-bed geriatric acute-care inpatient unit with a board-certified geriatric psychiatrist. As part of your training, you will help lead second year general psychiatry residents, as well as third-year medical students on their psychiatry clerkship, in a team-based academic environment.

Across the street from Jackson Memorial Hospital, you will also gain experience at the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, with a rich diversity of aging veterans. You will learn from several geriatric psychiatrists’ consultation-liaison work in both the acute care hospital as well as in long-term care settings. You will also take part in a successful outpatient model that imbeds psychiatric care in geriatric medicine primary care clinics.

Our program is intimately involved with the University of Miami’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Aging, a world-class center focused on state-of-the- art education, research and clinical care in Alzheimer’s disease and related cognitive disorders, as well as other aging issues. The CNSA supports the University of Miami Health System’s, state of Florida-funded, Memory Disorders Clinic. You will gain valuable clinical and research experience within the clinic where I serve as the medical director and as one of your main individual supervisors.

The surroundings in which you train is also an important aspect of selecting a residency program and Miami is a wonderful place to both live and work. Situated in one of the world’s premier destinations, we invite you to come see for yourself why patients, faculty and students from across the country and world are drawn to Miami and the UM/Jackson Health System.

-Elizabeth A. Crocco, MD

Description

Our program is intimately involved with the University of Miami’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Aging, a world-class center focused on state-of-the- art education, research and clinical care in Alzheimer’s disease and related cognitive disorders, as well as other aging issues. The CNSA supports the University of Miami Health System’s, state of Florida-funded, Memory Disorders Clinic. You will gain valuable clinical and research experience within the clinic where I serve as the medical director and as one of your main individual supervisors.

The surroundings in which you train is also an important aspect of selecting a residency program and Miami is a wonderful place to both live and work. Situated in one of the world’s premier destinations, we invite you to come see for yourself why patients, faculty and students from across the country and world are drawn to Miami and the UM/Jackson Health System.

-Elizabeth A. Crocco, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

2

Duration of Fellowship?

1 year

Program Highlights

Top 30 NIH-funded psychiatry program with 19-year veteran director

20-bed geriatric acute care inpatient unit

State-of-the-art Cognitive Neuroscience and Aging Center & Memory Disorders Clinic

Clinical Experience

Year 1

Our one-year program includes clinical rotations in the Jackson Memorial Hospital acute geriatric psychiatry inpatient unit, UM Memory Disorders Clinic and VA Medical Center, as well as community outpatient, hospice, long-term-care nursing, primary care and rehabilitation clinics and facilities.

Trainees will also benefit from case conferences, CNSA symposia, didactic lectures, individual supervision, psychiatry/neurology grand round series and small group seminars, as well as scholarly and research participation related to clinical activities.

Opportunities for active participation in the development and implementation of scholarly research are available at the CNSA, UM Memory Disorders Clinic and the subdivision of geriatric psychiatry.

Your Faculty

Elizabeth A. Crocco, MDAssociate Professor, Clinical Psychiatry
Chief, Geriatric Psychiatry
Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Medical Director, University of Miami Memory Disorders Clinic

Luminita E. Luca, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychiatry
Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Unit

Krystal Nicht, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychiatry

Radu V. Saveanu, MD
Director, Psychiatry Residency Training Program
Professor and Chair (Interim), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Jackson Health System and UHealth System

Alumni Placements Include:

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University
Jackson Health System
Loyola Medicine
St. Catherine Hospital
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Alumni Placements Include:

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University
Jackson Health System
Loyola Medicine
St. Catherine Hospital
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine