In view of the aging Canadian population, there remains a shortage of geriatric psychiatrists in Canada. CAGP Trainee Committee members Soham Rej and Marla Davidson will be conducting a survey of psychiatry residents in late 2013/early 2014 as part of the Committees’ 2013 initiatives. This project is a Canada-wide web-based cross-sectional survey, aimed at investigating the proportion of Canadian residents who are interested in geriatric psychiatry as a career choice or as a part of their clinical practice. Also of interest is the percentage of residents who wish to pursue formal geriatric psychiatry fellowship training. The goal of the study is to investigate the demographic, educational, and vocational variables associated with geriatric psychiatry interest.
The results of this study will be of interest to CAGP members, leaders, and educators as geriatric psychiatry as a sub specialty, evolves and grows over the coming years. Results of the study will be published in the CAGP E-newsletter next year.