Geriatrics Fellowship Program

Academics

Academic half-day sessions: Each Thursday afternoon all fellows participate in academic seminars at Mount Sinai for a half-day of learning from 12:30 - 6:00 PM.

 

Time Seminar
12:30-1:30 P.M. Coffey Geriatrics Luncheon Case Conference: Provides an opportunity to discuss ambulatory patient cases in the practice. The case-based discussion provides attendees with a model of clinical decision-making in an interdisciplinary approach to patient care.
 
2:00-3:00 P.M. Evidence-based Geriatrics Journal Club: Provides a workshop for teaching and practicing the principles of evidence-based medicine and small group learning.
3:00-5:00 P.M.

Geriatrics Seminar Series: The topics have been selected from surveys of both the current fellows and the faculty. Topics include effective clinical teaching, geriatric pharmacology, clinical research skills, health services research methodology, evidence-based medicine, statistics, ethics, medical interviewing, effective clinical training, teaching geriatrics in primary care, palliative care, and challenging patients and families. Each mini-course consists of two to five sessions, with both fellows and faculty participating as learners. A two-year schedule is being developed, with repetitions of those courses needed by first-year fellows.

Master Clinician Educator in Geriatrics (MCEP-G): This course focuses on classic teaching principles and content- and venue-specific skills necessary to teach geriatrics, as well as geriatrics evidence-based medicine skills, geriatrics education research skills, and evaluation/assessment techniques that focus on issues key to the care of older adults.

Geriatrics Research Course: This course provides an opportunity for our faculty to educate our second-year fellows on how to approach their research projects and produce research that is able to be published in scientific journals. Also introduces basic research procedures to first-year fellows.

Quality Improvement Curriculum

5:15-6:15 P.M.

These sessions are on a two- or four-week cycle throughout the entire academic year:

  • Geriatrics Departmental Grand Rounds: Provides exposure to the work of on- and off-site researchers in geriatrics and gerontology.
  • Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute Grand Rounds: Provides an opportunity for exposure to the work of our own and visiting experts, practitioners, and researchers in palliative care.
  • Monthly Departmental Morbidity and Mortality Conference: This provides an opportunity to review challenging cases encountered in the in-patient geriatrics unit or in the consult service.