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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.