Integrated Geriatric Fellowship for Physicians, Dentists and Psychiatrists
In 2010 the US Health Services Resources Administration funded our innovative integrated 2-year Geriatric Fellowship for Physicians, Dentists and Psychiatrists to train physicians and dentists who are committed to serving as geriatric faculty in underserved areas. The fellowship uses principles of inter-professional education and is based on the geriatric competencies developed for each discipline. It provides courses and service rotations in a variety of care sites, emphasizing the principles of primary care. A series of core and optional courses are individualized for each fellow, taking into consideration her/his career goals and current level of expertise. As a component of this work, we will be working with the American Board of Internal Medicine to train faculty and develop tools to assess geriatric competence.
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029-6574