Geriatrics Fellowship Program
Approximately 45 percent of the two-year fellowship is spent working on research projects. Fellows are required to develop an original project that is an offshoot of an already established departmental or medical center research theme, thereby guaranteeing involved expert mentorship. Research projects can be based at Mount Sinai or at one of our affiliate institutions. The Institutional Review Board of the host institution must approve all projects, when applicable. Faculty members provide periodic formal monitoring of each fellow's progress, beginning early in the first year when fellows meet individually with the Research Committee to discuss a proposed project. The purpose of this monitoring is to assist the fellows in developing ideas and to guide them regarding the project's feasibility. Similar subsequent meetings are held at periodic intervals to monitor the progress of the project and to provide general guidance. Each fellow has, in addition, a specific project mentor who provides ongoing, one-on-one guidance. Areas of departmental research concentration, ideal for fellow involvement, include neurobiology of aging, health care outcomes and health services, palliative care, ethics, cardiovascular disease and stroke, and evidence-based medicine.