The division is educating the next generation of physicians through accredited fellowship programs in geriatrics medicine as well as hospice and palliative medicine. The fellowships focus on interdisciplinary clinical training and the development of teaching and research skills. The goal of the fellowships is to train participants to become exceptional specialized physicians and to provide future academic leaders and clinicians with an excellent foundation in comprehensive patient care. There is also an emphasis on strong communication and research expertise to improve care delivery.
The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship is a one-year program that integrates outstanding, nationally-recognized academic and clinical resources. Up to four fellows are accepted each year into the comprehensive program. The fellowship is designed for physicians completing training in Internal Medicine or Family Practice. Training occurs in all settings appropriate for a practicing geriatrician, including inpatient geriatrics and palliative care services at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH), the award-winning Wright Center on Aging, our geriatrics house call program, a sub-acute and long-term care facility, and an acute care palliative hospital. In addition, residents and interns have the opportunity to work with experts in elder care in an inpatient setting by participating in the ACE program (Acute Care for Elders).