Geriatrics FellowshipProgram Facts

Overview

The Aurora Geriatrics Fellowship is a 12-month program that prepares its graduates to provide comprehensive, coordinated health care services to people over the age 65. The program addresses the changing physical, social and emotional needs of this diverse and growing patient population.

Fellows in our program will see a high volume and variety of patients, ensuring a diverse and comprehensive clinical experience. The majority of training takes place at Aurora Sinai Medical Center, an academic hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

In addition to ample inpatient exposure, our fellows complete services alongside specialists in Hospice, Geriatric Psychiatry, Parkinson's and Palliative Care.

Why Our Program

The Aurora Geriatrics Fellowship offers:

  • Best practice models to help improve the health of older adults including, but not limited to: Acute Care for Elders (ACE) unit, Hospital Elder Life Program, Geriatric Emergency Department programs and Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute Memory Assessment Program
  • Best practice models in medical education including, but not limited to: Geriatrics Most Difficult/Complex Case Conferences (national conferences hosted by Aurora Health Care), interdisciplinary clinic team discussions, interactive teaching stations with medical house staff and home visits as a part of continuity clinic
  • A committed faculty nationally recognized for excellence in geriatric medicine
  • A rich setting for health services and medical education research
  • A health care system committed to excellence in the care of older adults
  • A culture of service to vulnerable populations of older adults
  • A supportive setting for fellows to develop their professional expertise
  • A diverse patient population and clinical sites

Rotations

Program rotations occur over 12 months, in no particular order.

  • Parkinson’s and Wound Care (1)
  • Research (1)
  • Inpatient (4)
  • Inpatient Rehab (1)
  • Palliative Care (1)
  • ACE Consult (1)
  • Hospice (1)
  • Geriatric Psychiatry (1)
  • Community Care and Geriatrician as Leader (1)

Regardless of the monthly service, our fellows dedicate:

  • Tuesday and Thursday afternoons to the Geriatric Medicine Continuity Clinic
  • One Thursday afternoon to home visits (in lieu of continuity clinic)
  • Two Wednesday afternoons to the nursing home

Conferences

Regular didactic conferences include:

  • Noon Conference – every Monday and Friday
  • Morning Report – every Monday and first and fourth Thursdays
  • Grand Rounds – every Friday (morning), September – May
  • Journal Club – in lieu of Noon Conference, once per month
  • Morbidity and Mortality – in lieu of Noon Conference, once per month
  • Geriatric Medicine Fellows' Most Difficult Case Conference – three times per month (this is a national conference held with three different cohorts – CST, EST and PST)
  • IM Resident Geriatric Teaching Stations – in lieu of Noon Conference, on the third Monday
  • Geriatric Psychiatry Colloquium – two Wednesdays per month
  • Outcome Facilitation Team (OFT) Meetings – every Tuesday (afternoon)
  • Continuity Clinic Meeting – second Thursday (morning)
  • Provider Meeting – third Thursday (morning)

Salary & Benefits

The Aurora Geriatrics Fellowship offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health coverage for you and your eligible dependents and many other perks.

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