Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship is a one-year ACGME accredited training program for board-eligible internists and family practitioners. The fellowship is an integrated experience based at several sites: a teaching nursing home, an Acute Care for Elders Unit (ACE) in a community hospital, an Elder One (PACE) site, and a Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC). The fellowship is clinically focused and includes longitudinal nursing home care, rehabilitation, neurology consultation, primary care of outpatients, home care, and comprehensive geriatric and psychiatric assessment. Fellows also participate in the Geriatric Division's educational activities including: journal club, grand rounds, and fellows' conference, as well as participating in the education of internal medicine and family medicine housestaff, as well as medical students.
At the end of twelve months of sub-specialty training the geriatric medicine, fellows are eligible for subspecialty board certification in geriatric medicine. They are fully prepared to provide primary and consultative health care to geriatric patients in hospital, nursing home, and office settings. The fellows' training includes a multi-dimensional biopsychosocial view of assessment, treatment, and management of health problems in older adults. Fellows will gain skills through a combination of supervised clinical experiences and formal didactic conferences. In addition to the requisite body of knowledge, each fellow develops leadership and teaching skills, professional attitudes, and practical experiences required of a geriatrician. Additional years of research-based training are available to qualified fellows.