There is an increased recognition for the need for Subspecialty physicians who are also trained in Geriatrics. The American Board of Internal Medicine has fully endorsed such combined training programs, and we at UNC have worked with the ABIM and the ACGME to create individualized programs for Fellows. Currently, we have fellows who are doing combined training programs in Geriatric Nephrology, Geriatric Oncology, and Geriatric Emergency.
One of the many benefits of UNC is the collegiality between divisions and departments within the School of Medicine. The emphasis on collaboration in clinical and academic work makes UNC an ideal training site for building a career that combines Geriatric and other subspecialty training.