Geriatric Fellowship Training

Training Experiences

The 12-month Clinical Geriatrics Fellowship Program includes diverse training experiences in the clinical, research, and teaching arenas.  Faculty members supervise and instruct throughout these experiences with the Geriatric Fellowship Training Goals in mind.  Clinical experiences within our Fellowship Program may be divided into block rotations or longitudinal experiences. A brief outline of rotations and longitudinal experiences are below. 

Core Block Rotations

Geriatric Core Rotation (GeriCore):  In this rotation, fellows have on-going experiences in sub-acute rehabilitation, long-term care, house calls, geriatric ambulatory clinics, and block experiences in community care, geriatric psychiatry, sub-specialty care, and outpatient geriatrics rehabilitation.

Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE):  In this rotation, the fellow leads an inpatient interdisciplinary team, house staff, and medical students in the expert care of complex hospitalized older adults. 

Other Block Rotations:  Other block rotation experiences include Inpatient Musculoskeletal and Neurologic Rehabilitation, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and interdisciplinary and professional development electives focused on the individual fellow’s educational needs.

Longitudinal Experiences
Longitudinal experiences throughout the 12-month fellowship include weekly clinics in Primary Care, Outpatient Geriatric Consultation and Memory Assessment Clinic, as well as ongoing nursing home, assisted living, and house call experiences.

A comprehensive outline of all available clinical, didactic, research and teaching experiences is available here:

 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE  

  • Ambulatory Geriatrics
    • Primary Care
    • Memory Assessment
    • Geriatric Consultations
  • Housecalls
  • Long Term Care – Brookridge Retirement Community
    • Assisted Living Facility
    • Memory Enhancement Unit
    • Nursing home
  • Rehabilitation
    • Acute Rehabilitation
    • Ambulatory Geriatrics Rehabilitation
    • Subacute Rehabilitation (Brookridge Retirement Community)
  • Hospital Inpatient Care
    • Acute Care for the Elderly Unit (ACE)
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
    • Inpatient Palliative Care Consultations
    • Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
    • Kate Mills Snider Geriatric Outreach Psychiatry Home Care Program
    • Thomasville Behavioral Health Geriatric Psychiatry Unit
  • Interdisciplinary Experiences
    • Audiology
    • Dermatology
    • Gynecology
    • Hematology/Oncology
    • Neurology and movement disorders
    • Ophthalmology
    • Orthopaedics
    • Otolaryngology
    • Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy
    • Plastic Surgery/Wound Care
    • Podiatry
    • Rheumatology
    • Urology
    • Urogynecology 

DIDACTIC EXPERIENCES

    • Medical Grand Rounds
    • Aging Conference
    • "Geripardy"
    • Geriatrics Core Curriculum Conference
    • Case Conference
    • Journal Club 
    • Primary Care Curriculum

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE, multiple opportunities available through:

    • The Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (NIA-funded)
    • The Geriatric Clinical Research Center (GCRC)
    • Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Grant for Geriatrics Education
    • Hartford Center of Excellence
    • T32 Gerontological Research Training Grant
    • The Department of Public Health Sciences
    • The Women's Health Center of Excellence
    • Memory Assessment Clinic
    • Rural Academic Geriatrics Training Program

TEACHING EXPERIENCE, at multiple levels:

    • Internal Medicine Residents
    • Family Medicine Residents
    • Medical Students
    • Nurses
    • Pharmacy Students
    • Social Workers
    • Physical/Occupational/Speech/Recreation Therapists
    • Nutritionists
    • Other Interdisciplinary Team Members
    • Administrators
    • The Public 

Opportunities for Future Training

For those fellows interested in pursuing an academic track, we offer two pathways for future training:

  • T32 Research Training Grant
    Offers experience in Aging Research with a focus on obtaining the skills needed to pursue a career in clinical, epidemiological, or translational research.

  • Rural Academic Geriatrics Training Program
    Offered in partnership with the Salisbury Veteran's Affairs Hospital this program enables an experience in research to improve the care for rural-dwelling older adults. Prior work has focused on improving quality of care delivered to veterans in the nursing home setting through interprofessional education.

 

Quick Reference

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336-713-8539
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336-758-5061

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