The proportion of the population in the United States over age 65 will increase substantially in the next 20 years. Despite this fact, geriatric psychiatry fellowship programs and fellows in the United States have been declining in number. With the aim of finding ways to increase recruitment into the field, studies have attempted to elucidate the factors involved in the choice to pursue geriatric psychiatry as a career. Residents and psychiatrists already interested in the field have indicated in surveys that factors including excellent supervisors, positive personal experiences with “elders,” positive clinical exposure and experiences, early exposure to geriatric-psychiatry patients, and the strong neuropsychiatric focus of the field have significantly influenced their decision to care for geriatric patients (1, 2). To the best of our knowledge, surveys have not yet been conducted to determine what deterrents or factors are at play to dissuade residents from pursuing a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry. If such barriers could be eliminated or diminished, interest in the field might improve and recruitment increase.