It is with great excitement that the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine has received institutional and ABIM approval to offer an integrated two-year Geriatric-Hospice and Palliative Medicine (Geri-HPM) Fellowship Track. The development of this track helps to address the growing need to develop a workforce prepared to expertly care for all older adults. Graduates from this fellowship program will be equipped to render individualized care to older adults with a focus on preserving function, assessing geriatric syndromes, enhancing quality of life, managing symptoms, and providing comfort-focused end-of-life care where appropriate.
This integrated Geri-HPM fellowship will meet core competency requirements in 16 months, while allowing for 8 months of research and professional development. Since both specialties currently require one-year of clinical training each, this integrated program is novel in that completes both clinical program requirements within 16 months and offers time to prepare scholarly projects and develop skills needed to pursue leadership positions. Those successfully completing this two-year fellowship will be dually board-eligible in both Geriatric Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Medicine.
Please see the Integrated Geri – HPMsample block diagram for more information.
Weekly classroom-based core curriculum includes sessions on clinical geriatrics and hospice and palliative medicine, critical review of the medical literature and Geriatric Clinical Conference. Fellows participate in M&M’s, journal clubs, case discussion, Palliative and End of Life Care course (a national program). Geriatric based didactic content will be emphasized in year one and alternatively a HPM didactic content will be emphasized in year two of fellowship.
Eight months of the program are devoted to mentored scholarly as well as academic leadership development. The development of these projects in research, quality improvement or education come with a goal of local or national dissemination of results. Each fellow will have protected time to devote to development of their project(s) and the subject of the project will depend on the fellow's career goals.
How to Apply:
Application process follows the same guidelines as regular Geriatric Medicine Fellowship. Please see our “How to Apply /FAQ” if interested in applying to this Geri - HPM leadership track fellowship position. Ensure you identify that you are applying to the integrated track in your personal statement. Qualified candidates may interview and rank both the traditional Geriatric Medicine and integrated Geri-HPM tracks should they be interested.
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