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 here at UNC we have worked with the ABIM and ACGME to create individualized programs for Fellows. Recent Fellows have done combined training programs in Geriatric Oncology, Geriatric Pulmonology, Geriatric Cardiology, and Geriatric Emergency Medicine.
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 Geriatrics and other subspecialty training.