Geriatric Fellowship Program 2017-08-04T11:24:18+00:00

GERIATRIC FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Overview

The Division of Academic Internal Medicine & Geriatrics oversees a highly collaborative program in geriatric education, gerontological research, and clinical services for the elderly. The geriatric faculty hold board-certifications in both Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine, as well as Palliative & Hospice Care. Clinical services span the continuum of care in geriatric consultations and primary care at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, and various long term care facilities throughout the Chicagoland area. The division also runs one of the largest geriatric fellowship programs in the country, with over one third of graduates becoming geriatric clinician-educators.

The Division of Academic Internal Medicine & Geriatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago offers a one year ACGME-accredited fellowship in Geriatric Medicine to qualified applicants and provides comprehensive training in gerontology and geriatrics with opportunities for participation in gerontological research. Fellows who successfully complete the first year fellowship also have the opportunity to pursue a 2nd year research fellowship.

The experiences include respite care, hospice care, and rotations in Transitional Care Units, where ongoing quality improvement projects are in process. Geropsychiatry and rehabilitation medicine are requirements, and there are many structured electives including palliative care, wound care, radiology, and extended care.

Mission/Goals

Mission: To improve healthy longevity.

Goals:

1. Provide medical and inter-disciplinary education on normal aging, geriatric syndromes, chronic disease, and evidenced – based senior healthcare.

2. Expand discovery of why we age, how we can prevent aging, and what we can do to slow aging processes.

3. Offer cutting edge geriatric clinical assessment and management of seniors across the continuum of healthcare.

4. Promote wellness and functional independence

5. Create future leaders in Geriatric Medicine

Highlights & Facts

The Division of Academic Internal Medicine & Geriatrics oversees a highly collaborative program in geriatric education, gerontological research, and clinical services for the elderly. The geriatric faculty hold board-certifications in both Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine, as well as Palliative & Hospice Care. Clinical services span the continuum of care in geriatric consultations and primary care at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, and various long term care facilities throughout the Chicagoland area. The division also runs one of the largest geriatric fellowship programs in the country, with over one third of graduates becoming geriatric clinician-educators.

Message from Current Fellows

Welcome to UIC Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, I hope you enjoy your training as we did. UIC Geriatric fellowship provides comprehensive training in gerontology and geriatrics with opportunities for participation in gerontological research.

UIC’s Geriatric Fellowship will provide you with a solid foundation in geriatric care. Whether you are planning on primary geriatric medicine or additional subspecialty training UIC’s Geriatric Fellowship provides the necessary foundation to start your career in Gerontology.

Contact Us

Administrative/Education Office:
840 S. Wood St. (M/C 717)
Clinical Sciences North (CSN) Suite 409
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-7704
Fax: 312-996-8637
(Monday-Friday)

For additional information and assistance, please contact our program coordinator Kytrina Johnson at kytrinaj@uic.edu.

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