The Geriatrics Fellowship Program at IU School of Medicine is a vibrant program. Training occurs within the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics via the ERAS Match. Fellows benefit from the expertise of faculty who are part of a division dedicated to geriatric medicine. Many first-year fellows enjoy developing the required clinical skills to become a board-certified geriatrician.
Some choose to do an additional year(s), focusing on teaching, research, or leadership. Funding for formal coursework is available under the CITE program, Academy of Teaching Scholars, and Center for Teaching and Learning. Mentorship is provided by nationally and internationally recognized clinicians, clinician-educators and clinician-researchers to ensure success. Current internal/external fellows who are interested in completing an advanced year fellowship program must email the Fellowship Coordinator, as this experience is separate from the match.
Others may choose a two-year combined Geriatric/Palliative Care fellowship via ERAS Match. In this two-year program, a special emphasis is placed on interprofessional, complex needs of older adults and a holistic approach for the patient and the caregivers. The curriculum includes 16 months of clinical experiences with 8 months of professional development offered.
If you have any questions regarding any of the three options above, please email the Fellowship Coordinator.
Clinical training for Geriatric fellows occurs in three unique hospital settings, Eskenazi Health Hospital, Roudebush VA Medical Center, and IU Health Methodist Hospital, where fellows see patients across the continuum of care.
- ACE-Acute Care for Elders, an inpatient consult service
- Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation
- Skilled Nursing Facility
- Inpatient Palliative Care
- Geriatric Psychiatry
- Subspecialty Electives
- Primary Care Clinic
- Consult Clinic
- Long-term Care
- Center for Aging Brain
Fellow Teaching Opportunities
- Resident clinical and small group conferences
- Fellow led conferences using GRS Syllabus
- QI Project Presentation
- Interdisciplinary Care Conferences