The One-Year Clinical Fellowship forms the basic core of the fellowship program at UNC. It provides:
- An integrated, interdisciplinary, clinical approach
- Experience with ambulatory, inpatient, and home care
- Outreach to rural and underserved populations
- Consultative evaluation clinics
- Clinical opportunities in long-term care in nursing homes and nationally-recognized
- Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC's)
- Responsibility for patients throughout the year
A majority of time is spent performing clinical work, with additional time spent in educational mentoring sessions. Emphasis is placed on educational activities such as participation in the journal club, interdisciplinary team conferences and the geriatrics core curriculum. Our first year fellows are active in academic and teaching work as well, and are most present abstracts at AGS or another national conference during their first year.
Upon completion of the Clinical Fellowship, fellows have fulfilled the clinical requirements for board certification and are eligible for the geriatric certification examination.