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Looking to New Horizons in Older Adult Health and Longevity 

The Division of Geriatric Medicine trains future leaders in geriatric medicine to meet the healthcare needs of America’s older adults. Our expertise in providing complex comprehensive care to older patients shapes the learning experience of UNC medical students, residents, and fellows. Through partnerships with different Divisions, Departments, and Schools at the nation’s oldest public university, we bring the latest research into healthcare practice, improving the care of older adults.

Medical students (and Faculty) who participated in our 2018-2019 Care of the Older Patient Scholarly Concentration Program
2019 Medical students and Faculty from our Care of the Older Patient Scholarly Concentration Program

Our Faculty are outstanding clinician-educators who serve as Course Leaders, Program Directors, Clinical Directors, and Investigators for research grants.

Geriatric Medicine Fellows learn in a variety of clinical settings including our UNC Geriatrics clinic in Chapel Hill and our Inpatient Geriatrics service (ACE unit) at UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus

UNC’s Center for Aging and Health is a leading force in expanding geriatrics expertise in the state’s health workforce and provider network.

Adults over 85 are the fastest growing segment of the US population. In North Carolina, adults 65 and older will increase from 1.6 million to 2.6 million in the next two decades. Our goal is to leverage this new age of aging to improve care for older patients, who are rewriting medical history as they view new horizons in health and longevity.

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