There are not enough trained geriatricians to care for the growing number of older adults with medical complexity worldwide; therefore, our program seeks to train leaders who are prepared to educate medical trainees, colleagues, interprofessional teams, and patients in core geriatric principals that are central to caring for older adults. Fellows have the opportunity to practice their teaching skills as they work directly with residents and medical students at many of the multi-campus sites. In addition, our didactics offers a robust, Medical Education series, and trainees will be asked to lead a number of talks practicing techniques they learn as part of the Medical Education series.
Fellows’ Didactic Conferences: These are held weekly on Friday mornings from 8:00-12:00 p.m. Conference time is protected for the Fellows. The typical format is:
- Topics related to the five (5) M’s of Geriatrics: Mind, Mobility, Medications, Multi-complexity, and Matters most.
- Topics related to the five (5) ACGME competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice Based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism and Systems-Based Practice.
- Application of Adult Learning Theory: make learning relevant, integrate new learning with prior knowledge, involve the learner, and make learning practical.
- Approximately 30% of talks are presented by the Fellows, with faculty guidance., and the remaining talks are faculty led