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Welcome to the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program website. Our program reflects the unique characteristics of our parent organizations: Palmetto Health and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science.
The program itself began in 2007, building upon a legacy of training excellence in psychiatry that began in 1963 under the auspices of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. We are continuing in this tradition, offering the creativity and resources of a large non-profit private hospital group, the rigor and academia of university-based healthcare, and the practicality of public sector medicine.
Our website gives you an overview of the curriculum and clinical activities in the geriatric psychiatry division.
We hope you will be interested in applying to our fellowship program.
James G. Bouknight, MD, PhD
Professor of Clinical Neuropsychiatry
Director of Geriatric Psychiatry
Subspecialty: Geriatric Psychiatry
Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science
Educational Debt Forgiveness for Geriatric Fellows
The State of South Carolina has approved educational debt forgiveness for geriatricians agreeing to practice in the State of South Carolina for five years. Preference is given to those completing fellowship training in South Carolina .
Qualified applicants who are selected for the loan forgiveness program through the State of South Carolina may receive educational debt repayment of up to $35,000 per year of fellowship training.
If you've considered a career in geriatrics but have considerable educational debt that is preventing you from making this choice, please consider applying for Palmetto Health/University of South Carolina School of Medicine fellowship program. For more information click here.
The Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program at Palmetto Health is affiliated with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and with teaching sites at:
Our fellowship offers and comprehensive and varied range of clinical training and systems-based learning opportunities to physicians who have completed an accredited 4-year residency in Psychiatry interested in pursuing specialty training in the mental health treatment of older adults. Fellows receive training and supervision from board-certified and fellowship trained geriatric psychiatrists in a variety of clinical settings including acute in-patient care, long-term institutional care, community-based care, and research.
Our faculty include:
Awards and Honors
James G. Bouknight, MD
Miroslav Cuturic, MD
Kimberly B. Rudd, MD
Shilpa Srinivasan, MD