Our fellowship offers a robust didactic curriculum to complement and augment fellows’ clinical training. The core curriculum includes our Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Grand Rounds, Summer Intensive Lecture Series, Journal Club, and Case Conference.

Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Grand Rounds is a weekly educational conference for faculty, fellows, and anyone interested in aging topics across the University and beyond. Faculty, fellows, and distinguished guest speakers are typically invited to present on a wide variety of topics related to aging, including cutting-edge research, policy, education and clinical topics. Fellows have the opportunity to present at this conference multiple times during their training to build their skills in delivering academic presentations and to receive collaborative feedback on their work.

All fellows participate in our Summer Intensive lecture series which is designed to be a high yield “boot camp” overview of geriatrics. The Summer Intensive provides didactic instruction and discussion groups on a wide variety of geriatrics topics including:

  • Normal aging physiology
  • Geriatric syndromes
  • Teaching and research skills development
  • Multimorbidity
  • Wound Care
  • Dementia
  • Delirium
  • Geriatrics Subspecialty care (podiatry, ophthalmology, bone disorders, urogynecology, etc.)
  • And many others

Fellows have the option of participating in additional specific skills training available on campus including:

  • Summer Seminar in Health Services Research
  • Little Red School House, a grant writing course

The Journal Club meets twice monthly; fellows take turns presenting a recent or landmark article on Geriatrics-related topics. The Case Conference meets twice monthly; fellows take turns presenting a clinical case from their own patient panel and discuss clinical questions or management issues. A geriatrics preceptor joins both of these conferences to provide expertise and support.

Attendance at one or more national Geriatrics-related conferences is strongly encouraged as part of the fellowship program. The majority of fellows submit and have the opportunity to present posters or oral presentations at a variety of conferences, including the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), Gerontological Society of America (GSA), American Medical Directors Association, or the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).