Interdisciplinary Geriatric Fellowship

Interdisciplinary Geriatric Fellowship - Medicine, Psychiatry, and Dentistry
Sponsored by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

The Interdisciplinary Geriatric Fellowship is a program designed for medical, dental, and psychiatry trainees with a career goal of becoming an effective clinician educator. This two-year program provides each fellow with traditional clinical experiences in their respective disciplines, while also enhancing interdisciplinary experiences through common core clinical, didactic, research, and administrative activities.

Geriatric psychiatry and medicine fellows completing the two-year fellowship will be eligible for subspecialty geriatric board certification. Clinical experiences include unique interdisciplinary geriatric assessment clinics targeting underserved populations. Fellows also participate in an innovative Academic Career Development Course, developed in conjunction with the University of Rochester's Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, with the goal of preparing the next generation of geriatric academic leaders.

The course curriculum provides trainees with the skills to successfully develop, implement, and evaluate academic geriatric programs; learn the necessary teaching and leadership skills; integrate public health precepts into quality improvement initiatives; and relate more effectively with patients, families, and professional colleagues.

Program Directors

Medicine Thomas V. Caprio, M.D. thomas_caprio@urmc.rochester.edu
Psychiatry Lisa Boyle , M.D. Lisa_Boyle@urmc.rochester.edu
Dental Ralph H. Saunders, D.D.S., M.S. Ralph_Saunders@urmc.rochester.edu

Applying to the Program

The application (in Word format) for the Interdisciplinary Fellowship with the Division of Geriatrics can be viewed on-screen and can be printed (if a printer is attached). Typed applications are preferred or hand-written legibly. Applications are also accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Download the application

If you are unable to print the application, please submit a request either in writing to:

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program Coordinator
University of Rochester
Division of Geriatrics & Aging
435 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14620
or fax (585) 760-6376

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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