Department of Psychiatry
School of Medicine Queen's University

Geriatric Psychiatry

Welcome to Queen’s University’s Residency training Program in Geriatric Psychiatry! 

We offer a comprehensive training program that is carried out at 5 sites in the Kingston area, each of which has a site director to help facilitate the residents’ activities.  The training program is comprised of 18 faculty members, out of whom 10 are members of the division of Geriatric Psychiatry.  The division of Geriatric Psychiatry is comprised of a very strong faculty complement with a national reputation for excellence in research and pioneering development in the field of Geriatric Psychiatry.  The curriculum for the residency and design of rotations has been tailored to meet the Royal College Geriatric Psychiatry Subspecialty Training Requirements and Objectives of Training, and

Some of the other strengths of our program include the opportunity for the residents to work with richly collaborative multidisciplinary teams across different clinical settings; exposure to outreach visits in 3 different communities; and a close collaboration with our acute care hospitals, which also includes the Behavior Supports Transition Unit.  The division of Geriatric Psychiatry also has close ties and regular educational events with our Geriatric Medicine colleagues which lays a fertile ground for collaboration in education and research.  Our division is academically oriented and there are numerous opportunities for the residents to engage in research in diverse areas including clinical and educational research.  The training will be tailored to suit the residents’ learning objectives, with protected time to meet the residents’ educational needs in addition to their clinical activities.  is embedded in the principles of CanMEDS 2015.

For further information about the Geriatric Psychiatry residency program, please contact the Program Director, Dr. Maria Hussain, at:

Dr. M. Hussain

A complete application package is comprised of: 

A brief letter of intent outlining

i) The desire to apply for the Residency Program in Geriatric Psychiatry at Queen’s University

ii) Career plan and how the Residency Program in Geriatric Psychiatry at Queen’s University will help to further this plan

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Letter of good standing from the current Psychiatry Residency Program Director, if in a residency program.  If already completed residency training, the applicant should arrange for a letter from their Department Head or equivalent, or from a past Residency Program Director if their training ended less than five years ago
           i) Two other letters of reference, at least one of which should be from a Psychiatrist practicing Geriatric Psychiatry

Please click here for further information about Program applications and requirements.

Call for Applications

Application Guidelines