OhioHealth Grant Medical Center offers a one-year fellowship that focuses on preparing physicians to be change agents in the field of geriatrics. We encourage trainees to identify an area of geriatric care delivery and work to meaningfully contribute to care process improvement as part of their learning. We strongly believe that well-trained geriatricians can meaningfully impact the outcome of care for elders in their community by guiding care team processes with current evidence.
Two fellowship positions annually are open to physicians who have successfully completed an ACGME or AOA accredited residency program in family medicine or internal medicine. We are open to physicians who have recently completed their primary training program, as well as established physicians who are seeking to reinvigorate their career. We fully participate in the specialty match but are able to accommodate modified completion schedules, per trainee needs. (Unfortunately we can no longer sponsor/support trainees on visas.)
As part of OhioHealth, we can offer limitless possibilities to experience the specific aspect of geriatric care that interests the learner:
OhioHealth Grant Medical Center: Grant is an urban hospital that operates the fifth busiest trauma center in the United States. This allows trainees to receive firsthand experience with a variety of geriatric trauma and underlying conditions leading to that injury. Our weekday consultation service is based at Grant and involves medical students through fellows. Post-hospital and outpatient geriatric assessments are done at the Outpatient Care Center.
John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health:The Gerlach Center is a community-based comprehensive geriatric assessment program that has been operating an inter-disciplinary team for the last 30 years and partners with patients, their families, and primary care offices. The Gerlach Center has an active practice and teaching presence, hosting all levels of learners from medical students to visiting professors.
Clinical work and research will be enriched by weekly educational time with faculty and other learners focusing in detail on key curricular topics. We will utilize journal club, collaborative teaching and simulation to allow trainees to integrate relevant content. Clinical learning environments are enriched by our integration with a multitude of other resident training programs, rotating medical students, active ethics teams, and excellent collaborative relationships with community agencies such as the Area Agency on Aging and Alzheimer’s Association.
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Karen E. Kirkham, MD
Residency Program Specialist Lead
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