Didactic Curriculum

Annual Fall Brainstorming Workshop led by Dr. Mary Blazek: non Pharmacological approaches to Dementia with our GeroPsych, Psychiatry, and Social Work colleagues.

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 to them 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 current practices as a Geriatrician. This is also the platform used for Faculty Fellows Journal Club (FFJC) presentations.

Fellows will also have access to a variety of top-tier clinical and research conferences available through the Department of Medicine, Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center, and greater opportunities available through the University Community. Furthermore learners are provided with a stipend to attend one national conference such as the annual American Geriatrics Society meeting. 

Monthly Research Seminars are also available for those interested.