Faculty and Staff Training

We believe that training in geriatrics and palliative medicine is important at all levels of the health care system. We offer a range of programs for physicians, nursing care managers, and medical directors both at the Mount Sinai Health System and at other institutions.


A two-day communication program, GeriTalk, is an evidence-based, immersion course focused on teaching, practicing, and reflecting on effective communication skills, specifically with geriatric and palliative care patients.

Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Rounds

Monthly hospital-wide caregiver forums, these events address social, emotional, and personal issues in patient care and explore the non-clinical aspects of compassionate health care, such as effects of illness on a patient’s life and family, and caregivers’ fears and concerns for the patient and for themselves. Sessions include presentations from nurses, social workers, and others.

Fall Risk Immersion Training

Our program works with targeted unit teams, such as nursing care managers and medical directors, developing interventions to decrease rates of inpatient falls and injury.

Faculty Development

Faculty Development Programs in Geriatrics, Medical Education, and Quality Improvement work to ‘Geriatricize’ faculty in other departments and at other institutions. We offer unique opportunities to learn from expert Geriatrics faculty about best practices in geriatrics, medical education, and quality improvement. We customize our proven, intensive, 2-1/2 day CME faculty development program to allow a cadre of attending faculty become more effective educators who can teach geriatric care, assess trainee competence, and engage together in QI to improve patient safety.