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. 

    Sample Curriculum

    Block Rotations

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

    PM&R, PT/OT/ST

    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

    Eligibility Criteria

    See eligibility criteria for all programs.


    Contact Information

    Robert Skully, MD
    Program Director

    Jeff Van Dyne
    Project Coordinator

    285 E. State Street, Suite 670
    Columbus, OH 43215
    (614) 566-9718