A Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine

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After several years of experience in training interns and residents in Geriatrics during their two‐ or three‐month rotational period on this service, a full‐time Fellowship program has now been established in Geriatric Medicine, with the cooperation of the Department of Medicine. It is expected that the Fellows will achieve: 1) a special knowledge of and adeptness with the illnesses and health needs of the elderly, and 2) special abilities to plan for community needs regarding its elderly. The base for the program is the 80‐bed medical and surgical convalescent unit of this 1000‐bed general teaching hospital. Two‐thirds of the patients admitted return to the community within ten weeks. The Fellowship program includes participation in: 1) daily bedside rounds, 2) weekly staff conferences emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach to patients' problems, 3) weekly journal‐club sessions on “current concepts” in geriatrics, 4) community‐based health programs, 5) daily teaching conferences of the Department of Medicine, and 6) a research project related to the medication problems of the elderly. The first Fellow has been accepted and a two‐year to three‐year program is planned which will be divided between Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. 1972 The American Geriatrics Society

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)580-584
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1972


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