Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Training Program offered at VCU Medical Center and Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The overall goals of the Fellowship Training Program are to provide comprehensive individualized training to:
- Prepare individuals to meet the requirements for Certification in Geriatrics Medicine.
- Prepare individuals for the care of older patients.
- Provide training in teaching, research, and administration.
The traditional fellowship is one year. Fellows spend approximately 12 months in clinical rotations, thus allowing the fellow to be board-eligible for the geriatric medicine board exam. We provide a variety of venues for clinical rotations and education allowing the fellows to see and experience the breadth and depth of geriatric care across the continuum.
We also have several educational opportunities that are truly unique to our program:
- Reynolds Grants - Two grants from the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs
- Geriatric Education Center - Established in 2010; a statewide collaboration directed by Edward Ansello in the Virginia Center on Aging and co-directed by Peter Boling
- Independence at Home - Member of consortium through which the creation, demonstration, and implementation of delivering comprehensive care services at home.
- Virginia Geriatrics Society - VCU faculty and staff have led the growth and development of the annual Virginia Geriatrics Society conference
- Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program - Recent recipients of Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program
We are proud that many of our fellowship graduates have gone forward to accept academic positions, including seven of our current faculty members. Both internal medicine and family medicine residents are encouraged to apply. We have both internal medicine and family medicine faculty that can mentor the fellows.