Geriatrics Fellowship Program

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The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at UH Cleveland Medical Center and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center is designed to train family medicine physicians and internists in the practices and principles of caring for older patients. We strive to train tomorrow’s senior care leaders whether it is for academia, clinical care, or research. We offer unique training opportunities in each of these areas.

The one-year fellowship program provides clinical, research, and educational experiences at both medical centers and links with other programs throughout the university and the community. The fellowship program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The Center for Geriatric Medicine is composed of faculty from both the departments of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine. The Geriatrics Program has a Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the VA, through which a wide range of educational and research activities are supported. For interested fellows, training can be extended an additional two years to pursue research at the VA.

Fellows are expected to participate in a scholarly project during their fellowship. We have a broad inter-professional staff of physicians, nurses, social scientists, and educators working with our program to help our fellows meet these objectives

Past fellows have entered careers in academic medicine, research, long-term care, post-acute care, private practice, hospital-based medicine, house calls medicine, PACE, and palliative care. Many of the current geriatrics faculty are graduates of our fellowship program.