In addition to clinical training, there are numerous conferences and didactic activities for fellows:
The Fellowship’s Didactics curriculum includes:
- Core topic didactics: Just as the name implies these are core topics in Geriatric Medicine covered in the Geriatrics Review Syllabus and the Geriatric Curricular Milestones. Board Review Sessions/Discussions will also be hosted during these times with reading material delegated prior.
- Trending Topics in Geriatrics: Fellows will prepare and summarize 1-2 geriatric-relevant studies of personal interest you found through social media (usually Twitter), news media (such as NY Times), GeriPal blog or podcast or similar outlet.
- Case-Based Discussion and Reflection: This time may be used in a case-based small group discussion format. This environment also provides a forum for brainstorming about quality improvement and scholarly project ideas and peer feedback elicited.
- Geriatrics Clinical Conference: essentially our version of grand rounds. Here faculty, fellows and guest speakers present on an array of relevant clinical topics that directly affect your current practice as a Geriatrician. This is also the platform used for Faculty Fellows Journal Club (FFJC) presentations.
Fellows also have the opportunity to attend local conferences such as the Clinical Issues in the Care of Older Adults Conference that are built into the fellowship curriculum. Furthermore learners are provided with a stipend to attend one national conference such as the annual American Geriatrics Society meeting.
Additional Monthly Research Seminars are also available for those interested.