Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at UMMS-Baystate
Our 1-year Geriatrics Medicine Fellowship aims to train geriatricians who will provide and promote high quality care for older adults, and who will become leaders able to effectively advocate for the growing number of older adults in our society. We accept two fellows per year.
Mentor Residents Interested in Geriatrics
As a Geriatric Medicine Fellow, you will be exposed to enthusiastic faculty, with excellence in teaching and scholarly activity, who present an innovative approach to geriatric medicine.
You'll take on that same role with residents in our Geriatric Medicine Track—a novel approach to promoting careers and enhancing skills and knowledge in geriatric medicine among Internal Medicine residents. Geriatrics Medicine fellows have an integral role within the Track as mentors and teachers. You will also present at the annual Residents' Geriatrics Grand Rounds and at several noon conferences.
Interdisciplinary Training Provides a Variety of Approaches
One of our greatest assets is the interdisciplinary nature of our teaching—you will experience a broad spectrum of approaches to caring for older adults, and have variety of choices when considering scholarly activities.
Several disciplines such as, physiatrists, neurologists, infectious disease physicians, gynecologists, geriatrics advanced practice nurses, clinical pharmacists, and social workers, are involved in training our fellows.
We are fortunate to have close affiliations with community organizations including the Alzheimer's Association Massachusetts Chapter, Western Regional Office, Baystate Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, and Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.
Expanded Educational and Clinical Opportunities
Baystate Geriatrics and Palliative Care Division received a HRSA grant—1 of only 44 awarded—for our Geri-pal TLC program which will expand interprofessional care and educational programs in geriatrics and palliative care.
"The opportunities for professional growth will be outstanding and can be tailored to the career goals of individual fellows," says Dr. Maura Brennan, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship program director.
Our Acute Care for Elders (ACE) initiative