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This pathway is a one-year, ACGME-accredited training pathway which allows fellows to experience the geriatrician’s role in a wide range of ongoing clinical programs. The goal is for all fellows who complete this pathway to be confident and competent experts in the field of clinical geriatrics. All graduates are eligible to sit for the geriatric specialty boards.
The training year includes longitudinal experiences in ambulatory primary care geriatrics clinics as well as the Johns Hopkins “Memory Clinic”. Fellows also maintain a panel of nursing home residents at FutureCare Northpoint (less than two miles from the Bayview campus), allowing fellows to experience of clinical care in an academic campus as well community practice environment.
Fellows also rotate through a wide array of cutting edge geriatrics care services, including an inpatient geriatrics consultation service, physician house-call program, subacute care in an affiliated community nursing home, chronic hospital unit, CARF-accredited geriatrics rehabilitation unit, and a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). There are also a variety of geriatric psychiatry specialty clinics and an inpatient Medical Behavior Unit (for intensive management of dementia/delirium).
All first-year fellows rotate through the Baltimore VA Medical Center, as part of our collaboration in fellowship training. Typically, this is done in 2-3 month blocks and fellows are able to direct care as a team leader in the Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit (GEMU) and the palliative care service.
All fellows are expected to be active in teaching medical students and residents from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Completion of our clinical fellowship pathway fulfills all requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Family Practice, and graduates are eligible to sit for the Examination for a Board Certification offered by the American Board of Internal Medicine or the Certificate of Added Qualification in Geriatric Medicine offered by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Between two and six fellows are accepted each year. The year-long fellowship is open to physicians who have completed three years of clinical training in internal medicine or family practice and are interested in special training in the care of older adults.
All applications are processed through ERAS (www.aamc.org/services/eras/) Specific dates are listed there. However, application submission begins in July, interviews occur in the early fall, and the match occurs in November (with match results announcements in early December)