This two-year pathway is designed to train future academic leaders in clinical geriatrics with additional expertise in medical education. A primary goal of this training program is develop a health care workforce that improves health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics into primary care, maximizing patient and family engagement, and transforming the healthcare system.
Training in this pathway includes courses on teaching skills and curriculum development as well as opportunities for supervised teaching, clinical training in geriatric medicine, and research.
Requirements and description
Sponsored by the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), this program is designed for physicians who plan to pursue careers as educators in geriatric medicine. Applicants must have MD or DO degree and will have graduated from a US medical residency in internal medicine or family medicine. They must be eligible for funding under HRSA requirements (visa/citizenship) and commit to two years of training - one year of clinical training (see Clinical Pathway for description) and one year of educator training. The second year of the fellowship is structured to allow time for skills development (coursework and mentored teaching in a clinical setting with trainees). There is also an opportunity/expectation for a scholarly project in the second year, with a goal of at least one manuscript submission.
The program only accepts one fellow into the program each year. There is one first year and one second year fellow at all times. .
Applicants apply through ERAS. There is a distinct track for “Clinician Educator” (one fellow matched to this track per year).
Applications for fellowship will be accepted July through September.