Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at UMMS-Baystate
Our 1-year Geriatrics Medicine Fellowship emphasizes excellence in clinical care and encourages fellows to excel in teaching and scholarly activities. Our goal is 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.
Mentor Residents Interested in Geriatrics
As a Geriatrics Medicine Fellow at Baystate Medical Center you will be exposed to enthusiastic faculty with an innovative approach to Geriatric Medicine. The Geriatric Medicine Track is a unique and novel approach to promoting careers and enhancing skills and knowledge in geriatric medicine among Internal Medicine Residents. Geriatrics Medicine Fellows will have an integral role within the Track as mentors and teachers for residents with a strong interest in geriatrics medicine. Geriatric Medicine Fellows also present at several Noon Conferences and at the annual Residents' Geriatrics Grand Rounds.
Interdisciplinary Training Provides a Variety of Approaches
One of the greatest assets to training in Baystate Medical Center's Geriatrics Medicine Fellowship Program is the interdisciplinary nature of our teaching. We are fortunate to have several disciplines, such as physiatry and gynecology, involved in training our Geriatrics Medicine Fellows, in addition to institution and community based fellowship- trained geriatricians. As a result, our Geriatrics Medicine Fellows experience a broad spectrum of approaches to caring for older adults and have variety of choices when considering scholarly activities.
Highlights of Our Program
We are proud to share in Baystate Medical Center's national reputation for, and long-standing commitment to, medical education. We invite you to consider our Geriatrics Medicine Fellowship Program to determine if it best fits your career goals.
Exciting New Opportunities
We've just 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.
- Currently 2 fellows/year
- Core Geriatrics Medicine faculty with excellence in teaching and scholarly activity
- Past fellows have presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society
- Interdisciplinary approach to teaching incorporating physiatrists, neurologists, infectious disease physicians, gynecologists, geriatrics advanced practice nurses, clinical pharmacists, and social workers as part of the Geriatrics Medicine Fellowship faculty.
- 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.