Curriculum Overview

Fellowship Training will consist of educational opportunities in a variety of settings and with a truly interdisciplinary team approach.  The primary aim of this fellowship is to create physicians who are competent not only in the specific knowledge set of geriatric medicine but also in the art of providing care to complex older patients.  In addition to clinical skills, our fellows are expected to develop their skills in teaching, leadership, and research.

The curriculum will be taught through:

  1. Fellows Conference (Friday 9:35AM-10:30AM)
  2. Clinic Conference (outpatient core geriatrics didactics/case conference/Board review) 
  3. Weekly Division Meetings (Friday 8:30AM-9:30AM)
    1. Journal Club
    2. Presentations by invited speakers
  4. Medicine Grand Rounds:  Thursdays 12-1 pm
  5. Geriatrics Specialty Clinic
    1. Fellows Continuity Clinic
    2. Geriatric Evaluation/Consultation
  6. Long-term Care Settings (CCRC)
  7. Monthly Rotations:
    1. Geriatric  Acute Care/Inpatient Service (“Med A”)
    2. Palliative Care
    3. PACE (Program for All-inclusive Care for Elderly)
    4. Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation
    5. Quality Improvement Outpatient Rotation
    6. Elective
    7. Quality Improvement/Academic
  8. Individual Assessments and Feedback
  9. Development of an individual Learning Portfolio


The curriculum will focus upon multiple content areas, including “Geriatric Syndromes”, but also common, chronic diseases that can be complicated in older patients.  By the completion of your clinical training in Geriatric Medicine, you will be competent in the management of older patients with :

  1. Dementia and cognitive impairment
  2. Depression
  3. Falls/gait disorders
  4. Osteoporosis, vitamin D deficiency
  5. Systolic hypertension
  6. Stroke
  7. Atrial fibrillation
  8. Parkinson’s and movement disorders
  9. Polypharmacy
  10. Delirium
  11. Urinary incontinence
  12. Goals of Care, Advanced directives
  13. Weight loss and failure to thrive
  14. Elder mistreatment
  15. Wound care
  16. Urinary infection and asymptomatic bacteriuria
  17. Aspiration
  18.  CHF
  19.  Pneumonia
  20.  Diabetes
  21.  Coronary heart disease
  22.  Syncope
  23.  Hyponatremia, hypernatremia
  24.  Compression fractures/hip fractures.