Senior Member
10+ Year Member
Apr 3, 2006
I am looking into geriatric psych fellowships.
However, I am a bit offset due to a leave. I am expected to finish by Sept. However, the programs have their start dates on July 1st. Do people in my situation apply the year after they graduate?


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Nov 30, 2009
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you can negotiate a later start date depending on the program and how interested they are. its not uncommon for people to start in august certainly. given how many fellowships go unfilled i wouldn't imagine that it should be too much of a bother. you are a bit late in the game as most places started reviewing applicants/interviewing by now but since you just need a thready pulse for geriatrics it should be okay. be sure to call up and ask the places you are interested in about this.
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Sep 26, 2002
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Yeah, there's usually some flexibility with fellowship start times aside from child. At my training program, geriatrics, addiction and psychosomatic fellows all had the option of starting between July and August. I would guess September could be worked out as well.
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