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Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

Summary:
The UAB Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program is dedicated to training physicians to help aging individuals attain their greatest productivity and the highest possible quality of life. This program provides clinical and research training for fellows including innovative, integrated, interdisciplinary, cost-effective primary care, and specialty clinical services that meet the needs of older adults in all current and emerging health care settings: outpatient clinics, the home, assisted living facilities, acute care hospitals, day care or partial hospitals, rehabilitation units, hospice, and nursing homes.

An information packet on the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program is available for download.

Sponsors:
Funded by the VA.

Purpose:
Our fellowship program is structured to provide a 12-month clinical traineeship for up to 3 fellows annually. While emphasizing the development of geriatric medicine academicians, the program also serves as a launching point for careers in administration and practice-based careers.

Applications:
Applications are processed through the ERAS online application system.

**Please note that the program is open to both Internal and Family Medicine residents, even though the program is listed under Internal Medicine only on ERAS.

Opportunities for Faculty Involvement:
For aspiring academicians, who desire to pursue clinician-educator or research-based careers in aging, the Southeast Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine (SCEGM) makes available grants to successful applicants for one or more years of additional career development support following the clinical fellowship. All efforts of the fellowship and associated committees are guided by the designated competencies of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). These competencies include patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and system-based practice.

Primary Contact Persons:

, PhD
Geriatric Education Manager, Co-Director of the Fellowship Steering Committee, UAB Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
(tel) (205) 975-6649

Additional Leaders and Key Staff:

  • Caroline Harada, MD
    Director, Geriatric Fellowship Program
    Assistant Professor, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care
    Associate Director, Geriatric Fellowship Program, Associate Director, UAB Reynolds Program
  • Richard M. Allman, MD
    Parrish Endowed Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care
    Director, UAB Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging
    Director, GRECC
    Director, Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research
    Co-Director, Southeast Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine
  • Cynthia J. Brown, MD, MSPH
    Association Professor, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care
    Director, GRECC Fall Prevention and Mobility Clinic
  • Andrew Duxbury, MD
    Professor, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care
    Medical Director, UAB Geriatric Clinic
  • Patricia Goode, MD
    Gwen McWhorter Professor of Medicine and Geriatric Education Director, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care
    Medical Director, UAB Continence Program
    Associate Director for Clinical Programs, GRECC
  • Clare Hays, MD
    Associate Professor, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care
    Medical Director, Fair Haven Retirement Center
  • Marisol Lance, DO
    Assistant Professor, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care
    Staff Physician, UAB Geriatric Clinic and Home-based Primary Care, VAMC
  • Angela G. Rothrock, PhD
    Assistant Professor and Geriatric Education Manger, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care
    Associate Director, UAB Geriatric Education Center
    Associate Director, UAB Reynolds Program
  • Richard Sims, MD
    Professor, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care
    Chief, Geriatrics Section, Birmingham Veteran’s Administration Medical Center (VAMC)
    Director, Geriatric Assessment Clinic, VAMC
    Investigator, Birmingham/Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
  • Lesa Woodby, PhD
    Associate Professor, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care
    Associate Director for Education and Evaluation, GRECC

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