Curriculum

Participating Institutions

Fellowship Rotations (Year 1)

Major rotations

  • Outpatient Consultation Clinic (12 months)
  • Outpatient Geriatric Primary Care Clinic (12 months)
  • Long Term Care/Nursing Home Care (12 months)
  • VA Home-Based Primary Care Service (2 months)
  • Inpatient Consultation Service (6 months)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Service (1 month)
  • Inpatient Palliative Care Consultation Service (1 month)
  • Outpatient Geropsychiatry Clinic (2 months)

Minor rotations

  • WU ADRC Memory & Aging Project
  • WU Memory Diagnostic Clinic
  • Hospice and Home Health Care
  • Sub-specialty Clinics including
    • Bone Health
    • Movement Disorders
    • Urogynecology
    • Wound Care

Curriculum

View the Geriatric Fellowship Curriculum Manual AY20-21

Conferences

Direct clinical teaching is supplemented by weekly conferences that include a Core Curriculum lecture series, Journal Club, Case Conferences, Board Review, and Patient Safety/Quality Assurance conferences. The Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Sciences co-sponsors a seminar series with the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging. The Seminar Series upcoming events can be found on Washington University’s Institute for Public Health’s website.

We encourage our fellows to attend the annual scientific meeting of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and provide an educational stipend to support travel expenses to the meeting.

Research and Quality Improvement Training

Fellows are encouraged to develop skills in multiple areas and are expected to produce a scholarly project in collaboration with faculty.  All fellows are required to complete a Patient Safety Quality Improvement (PSQI) Project in collaboration with a faculty mentor.  Fellows are also given the opportunity to familiarize themselves with ongoing research projects, choose a research mentor, and collaborate on ongoing projects or initiate a new project.

Fellows can elect to pursue an additional year or two of research training, which is supported by a T32 grant.