Conferences

The core curriculum includes the weekly Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Grand Rounds, Fellows Summer Intensive Lecture Series, and a weekly Journal Club or Case Conference.

Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Grand Rounds are designed as our educational conference and meets once a week. Guest speakers are typically invited to present updated medical information on a variety of topics. This is also an opportunity for fellows to present a Geriatric related topic of their interest.

All fellows participate in our summer intensive lectures that provide didactic instruction and discussion groups on a variety of topics including:

  • Normal aging physiology
  • Geriatric syndromes
  • Teaching and  research skills development
  • Multimorbidity
  • Wound Care
  • Podiatry

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 present a recent or landmark article on Geriatric related topics. The case conference meets twice monthly; fellows present at clinical case from their own patient panel and discuss.

Attendance of national Geriatrics related conferences is offered as part of the teaching program including the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), Gerontological Society of America (GSA), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).