Fellowship Program

Program Experience
The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program incorporates the extensive spectrum of geriatric and gerontological resources of Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center to offer trainees a comprehensive experience in clinical care of the geriatric patient, educational (teaching) aspects of geriatric medicine, opportunities for clinical/basic research, and exposure to administrative components of geriatric care.

Six fellowship positions are available for trainees to provide clinical care for geriatric patients under the supervision of faculty geriatricians and faculty from many other medical specialties and subspecialties. Fellows will care for geriatric patients across the component elements of the geriatric medicine continuum of care including:

  • Long-term institutional and non-institutional care
  • Ambulatory primary care and ambulatory specialty care clinics
  • Inpatient and outpatient consultative care
  • Inpatient geriatric unit care experience
  • Inpatient and outpatient gero-psychiatric care
  • Inpatient and outpatient gero-rehabilitation care

These above clinical experiences compose the one year clinical training track, arranged as follows:

Block rotations:

  • DRH rotation (inpatient consultation three months)
  • Presbyterian Village rotation (long-term care two months)
  • VA Hospital rotation (inpatient/long-term care/home care two months)
  • Clinics rotation (outpatient specialty care two months)
  • Geropsychiatry rotation (inpatient and outpatient care six weeks)

Longitudinal rotations:

  • Geriatric ambulatory primary care (two half-days/wk for one year)
  • Long-term care (one half-day/wk for one year)

Application Information:
Applications are being accepted for 2010; information can be conveyed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Residents completing an ACGME accredited Internal Medicine or Family Practice residency are eligible.