Program Description

Mission

The mission of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics Fellowship Program is to provide supervised opportunities to fellows who wish to develop the clinical and interpersonal skills, knowledge, professional attitudes and practical experience required of physicians who are competent in the care of older persons. This is accomplished by using an interdisciplinary approach to comprehensive geriatric assessment and care. Emphasis is also placed on training physicians for careers in academic medicine and giving them the necessary expertise to pursue research opportunities in geriatrics.

Tracks

    • Clinical. This one-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited program provides comprehensive training in clinical geriatrics and is ideal for those individuals who plan to be involved primarily in patient care. Skills in clinical geriatrics include an in-depth knowledge of biological changes associated with aging and age-related diseases and the capacity to work effectively as an interdisciplinary team member in solving complex medical and social problems of the elderly.
    • Clinician-Educator. This track is ideal for geriatricians who wish to pursue a career in academic medicine with emphasis on teaching and patient care. After 12 months of clinical training, this track will provide the opportunity to acquire skills in medical education including the ability to organize and present information effectively and use educational tools proficiently.
    • Reynolds Scholars. This two-year fellowship develops leaders in geriatric medicine who are well-qualified in research design and evaluation and able to function as independent investigators. After 12 months of clinical training, scholars spend an additional year learning research methodology and actively participating in a mentored research program with the goal of developing the necessary expertise to conduct independent research in geriatrics.

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