Mount Auburn Hospital

Mount Auburn Hospital is community based teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. There is a thriving, diverse clinical geriatrics program at Mount Auburn led by a team of fellowship-trained geriatricians and nurse practitioners.

Mount Auburn Hospital Block Rotation


The Quimby Center for Geriatric Care provides care for older adults along a continuum of care including an ambulatory practice at Mount Auburn Hospital as well as in Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs); the Center for Memory Evaluation and Support (CMES); Geriatric Housecalls in multiple Assisted Living Facilities and individual homes; a large extended care practice in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) that provide post-acute and long term care; a busy gero-psychiatric consultative practice on a secure inpatient mental health unit; as well as medical inpatient, consultative, and palliative care services.

Fellows in Geriatric Medicine will spend the block rotation embedded in our Geriatrics practice caring for patients in consultative and primary care clinic, Housecalls, Gero-psych consultative practice, and in skilled nursing facilities. These settings have been selected to complement the overall fellowship program offerings through the Harvard Combined Geriatric Fellowship program.

The goals of this experience are to: gain mastery in the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for a heterogeneous elderly population through a continuum of care; enhance an appreciation for the complexity, challenge, and satisfaction of providing sophisticated, team-based medical for older adults; gain expertise in the delivery of home medical care and the coordination of services for community-dwelling elders with a focus on transitions in care; acquire knowledge and skills in interdisciplinary management, medical consultation and co-management for medically complex geropsychiatric patients including medical evaluation for electroconvulsive therapy and management of complex psychiatric illness; gain expertise in the diagnosis and management of cognitive disorders in older adults; and develop skills in the delivery of post-acute rehabilitative care in the skilled nursing facility setting.