Multicampus Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
The BIDMC Gerontology Division sponsors the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Multicampus Geriatric Medicine Fellowship for physicians interested in academic career paths in geriatric medicine. After completing the ACGME accredited first year, fellows are eligible to take the Geriatric Medicine Board exam. The program offers Advanced Training opportunities for interested, qualified fellows to stay for an additional one to two years. The Advanced Training program prepares fellows for academic careers in Research and as Clinician Educators.
A unique feature of the fellowship is its affiliation with a number of HMS teaching hospitals. The program includes a broad range of clinical settings that expose fellows to the full spectrum of older adult populations, from healthy, active seniors to frail elders with multiple chronic conditions. Distinguished faculty from our multicampus program provide clinical expertise, training and mentorship. Partner institutions include BIDMC, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Element Care (a PACE program), Hebrew SeniorLife, Mount Auburn Hospital and the VA Boston Healthcare System. Fellows are exposed to primary care, house call medicine, institutional long term care, and skilled nursing home facilities.
Hebrew SeniorLife provides administrative support for the program, and it houses weekly half day educational sessions for geriatric fellows and interdisciplinary trainees. The curriculum includes interdisciplinary teamwork, health care finance and policy, physician leadership, culturally competent care and outreach to underserved populations.