Comprehensive Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program at University Hospitals

The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship (Internal Medicine) Program at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University, is designed to train family medicine physicians and internists in the practices and principles of caring for older patients.

As preeminent leaders in geriatric medicine, we strive to train tomorrow’s senior care leaders in academia, clinical care and/or research and offer unique training opportunities in each of these areas.

The one-year geriatric medicine fellowship (internal medicine) program provides clinical, research and educational experiences at both medical centers and collaborates with other programs throughout the university and the community. The Center for Geriatric Medicine is composed of faculty from both the departments of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine.

UH Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Accredited by ACGME

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship (Internal Medicine) 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 those interested, fellowship training can be extended an additional two years to pursue research at the VA.

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Goals and Objectives

Fellows in the Geriatrics Fellowship (Internal Medicine) Program are expected to participate in a scholarly project during their fellowship training. To assist our fellows in meeting their objectives, we bring together health care professionals from a variety of disciplines, including:

  • Educators
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Social scientists

Many of the current geriatrics faculty at UH Cleveland Medical Center are graduates of our Geriatrics Fellowship (Internal Medicine) Program. Past geriatric medicine fellows have entered rewarding careers, including:

  • Academic medicine
  • Hospital-based medicine
  • House call medicine
  • Long-term care
  • Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
  • Palliative care
  • Post-acute care
  • Private practice
  • Research

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