Geriatrics & Aging


The Division of Geriatrics & Aging at the University of Rochester is one of the largest Geriatric Divisions in the country - founded by Dr. T. Franklin Williams, previous head of the National Institute on Aging. We offer education, research & practice opportunities spanning the continuum of care.

The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship is based at Monroe Community Hospital - a premier teaching nursing home and home to core faculty of the Division of Geriatrics & Aging. We have pursued premier partnerships that results in the creation of educational programs that help to define new policy and research directions. We have Enhanced training opportunities provided by the: Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center (FLGEC), University of Rochester John A. Hartford Center of Excellence, Partnership with the Rochester-Canandaigua VA Medical Center, Center for Healthy Aging - Director: William Hall, MD , who currently serves on the National Board of Directors for the AARP.

The Division of Geriatrics & Aging provides a variety of educational offerings targeting medical students, residents and fellows as well as community-based health care professionals. Through the innovative double Helix curriculum, emphasizing case based learning, clinical experiences that highlight the continuum of care, and summer internships, medical students are provided a foundation for comprehensive geriatric care.

Internal Medicine residents experience the full continuum of care through experiences in community and VA-based home care, primary and consultative geriatric clinic services, affiliated nursing homes and assisted living facilities, as well as specialty inpatient care units. Geriatric Medicine fellows are provided broad multi-disciplinary oriented clinical experiences in a variety of long term care and acute care venues with an optional second year of training targeting specific research, and/or administrative interests. Education extends to health care professionals throughout the community through grand rounds, journal club and special project initiatives.

Links of Interest

American Medical Directors Association (AMDA)

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS)

State Society on Aging of New York (SSANY)

VA Healthcare Network Upstate NY - VISN 2

Get In Touch

Division of Geriatrics & Aging
Phone: (585) 760-6352

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program
Phone: (585) 760-6353

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