UNC Geriatric Fellowship Program

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We pride ourselves in being able to tailor our Geriatric Fellowship Program to the personal career goals of each fellow. Our goal is to nurture the professional growth of each of our fellows and share our love of Geriatrics. 

Our fellows have gone on to academic positions in many institutions, have combined their geriatrics fellowship with other subspecialties gaining a special niche within that subspecialty and have become clinical leaders in hospital, skilled nursing facility and clinic settings. 

Members of the faculty in the Division of Geriatrics have expertise in medical education and program development, are experienced researchers with involvement in Quality Improvement activities as well as being clinical role models in multiple settings. We are highly integrated with the Hospice and Palliative Care fellowship as well as the Palliative Care and Hospice settings. We have affiliations with UNC’s myriad of other professional schools including Public Health, Nursing, PA, Pharmacy, Physical and Occupational therapy and Social Work. 

This year, we are excited for our fellows to start year three of our continuing quality improvement project and curriculum, which has resulted in posters in the Presidential Poster Session at the American Geriatrics Society National Meeting in 2017 and 2018, and has also led to a publication in JAGS. We will also have fellows this year begin a community care longitudinal experience, which will combine home visits with long-term care visits one half-day per week. 

We would be excited for you to join our program. Please contact us if you have questions or would like to learn more about our program.  

Dr. Margaret Drickamer
Margaret Drickamer, MD


Program Director, Geriatric Fellowship