The Division of Geriatric Medicine offers a strong clinical focus in a wide variety of clinical care settings for patients through transitions of care.
Geriatrics in Internal Medicine has been a leader in clinical care in the outpatient setting. We are focused on caring for patients through transitions of care, especially from the hospital to post-acute care in skilled nursing facilities. Faculty and nurse practitioners care for patients in several regional skilled nursing and long-term care facilities, the Memory Disorder Clinic for consultative care, home care for patients who are home-bound, as well as primary and consultative care in the General and Geriatric Medicine outpatient clinic in the Medical Office Building.
Geriatrics faculty have extensive leadership roles in teaching Geriatrics. We direct the one year Geriatrics Fellowship program as well as the Internal Medicine Resident one month mandatory Geriatrics rotation. We teach every medical student in the Geriatrics Clerkship and have been very active in the innovative development of teaching programs and curriculum supported by internal and national foundation grants. Our section has also have been successful in publication and dissemination of clinical and educational research.