The University of Illinois-Chicago Division of Geriatric Medicine is a highly collaborative program in education, research, and clinical services. Division faculty are nationally recognized with US Best Doctors designations and board-certifications in Geriatrics as well as Palliative & Hospice Care. Clinical services span the continuum of care in geriatric consultations and primary care at both the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. UIC Geriatric Medicine oversees one of the largest fellowship programs in the country, with over one third of graduates becoming geriatric clinician-educators.
●The Division of Geriatric Medicine will be hosting the CME event "Geriatric Updates and Board Review 2014" October 24-26, 2014 worth 19.75 credits
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●January 2014: UIC Division Chief of Geriatric Medicine, Dr. Donald Jurivich, recognized as a Top Primary Care Doctor in Chicago.
●Geriatric Fellowship positions for 2014-2015 are currently available:
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To improve healthy longevity.
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. Create future leaders in Geriatric Medicine.
What makes a geriatrician?
“First of all, we have a commitment to primary care, which has been defined by the Institute of Medicine as first contact, continuous, comprehensive, and coordinated care across the continuum of medical environments. To that, we add the joy of participating in the narratives of some of the most interesting individuals in our society. We are privileged to be allowed into their lives and to be able to help them live to the fullest extent possible with all of the dignity that they so richly deserve. To the IOM definitions, we add our own: To provide compulsively complete and compassionate care to frail patients with multiple chronic problems.” –William Barnhart, MD, MBA, FACP, Program Director
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