In addition to clinical training, there are numerous conferences and didactic activities for fellows, including an introductory lecture series, weekly clinical conferences, regular journal clubs, case discussions, Medical Directorship lectures and a monthly interdisciplinary clinical conference at the VA Ann Arbor GRECC. The conferences include up-to-date scientific information on core topics in geriatric medicine, with faculty members from several departments within U-M as speakers. Fellows are also afforded the opportunity to attend external conferences such as the annual assembly of the American Geriatrics Society.
In collaboration with the Department of Family Medicine, the Faculty Development Institute (FDI) is also another opportunity available to geriatric fellows. The FDI provides didactic content focusing on teaching, assessment, and administrative skills for future faculty and/or junior faculty. The training program consists of a series of monthly sessions for 5 consecutive months.
Additional Monthly Seminars Opportunities include: Clinical Epidemiology Seminars, Interdisciplinary Research Conferences (IRC), and Research Career Development Core (RCDC) Conferences.