Medical Education

The Department of Family Medicine offers postgraduate training in Geriatric Medicine through a one-year clinical fellowship.  After the completion of the fellowship, the graduate may sit for the Certificate of Added Qualification in Geriatrics.  The Grant Geriatric Fellowship is a fully accredited by the ACGME.

Candidates must have completed an ACGME accredited three-year residency program in either family medicine or internal medicine.  All applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, as the hospital is unable to sponsor or support any visas. Applicants must be eligible for licensure in Ohio.

Two fellows are accepted annually and have an anticipated start date in July.  Applications for the fellowship are due by April 1 to be considered for a July start date.  Applications are accepted through ERAS. 

Salary and Benefits

  • $52,020.80 annually
  • 15 paid days of vacation
  • $1,500 and a maximum of 5 days allotted for education
  • $2,400 annually maximum for meals while on duty
  • 100% paid Program Malpractice insurance premiums
  • 100% parking paid at Grant Medical Center and at Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Medical, dental, life and disability insurance available
  • Paid holidays, parental and sick-leave benefits
  • 2 white coats paid by the program

Sample Curriculum

Block Rotations

1.        Cognitive Neurology
2.        Geriatric Psychiatry
3.        Hospice/Palliative Care
4.        Rehabilitation Medicine


5. Musculoskeletal Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery (office)

6. Wound/Dietary/Pharmacy
7. Urology/Urogynecology
8. Community Senior Services

Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
LifeCare Alliance
Adult Protective Services
Central Ohio Chapter Alzheimer's Association

9. Skilled Nursing Facility Rehabilitation Unit
10. Elective

Longitudinal Experiences

1. Long term care continuity patients
2. Weekly geriatrics clinic-1/2 day
3. Weekly family medicine continuity clinic-1/2 day
4. Weekly geriatrics didactics-1/2 day
5. Weekly post-discharge geriatrics consult clinic-1/2 day
6. Journal club- monthly
7. Family Medicine residency geriatrics conference-quarterly
8. Medical Direction Curriculum
9. Home visits
10. Research

Contact Information

Robert Skully, MD
Program Director
285 E. State Street, Suite 670
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 566-9718