Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
Welcome from the Program Director
The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at the University of Virginia is a dynamic, comprehensive training program with the paramount goal of answering the needs of an aging population by training skilled, compassionate and inquisitive fellows.
Mission Statement: Our program builds upon fellows’ pre-existing knowledge and skills by challenging them to apply this knowledge through the lens of geriatric care. Fellows will develop a holistic, person-centered approach to care of the aged patient. This approach is multi-faceted and includes, but is not limited to, considerations in pathophysiology of aging, multi-morbidity, geriatric syndromes and social determinants of health. An integral part of this education involves learning from and teaching members of interdisciplinary teams comprised of nurse practitioners, pharmacists and nurses.
The care of older adults has long been disadvantaged by health care systems poorly attuned to their unique needs. Our program challenges fellows to think critically about the role of geriatricians within community care models and national health systems so that they can effectively navigate challenges and be an advocate for change. Not only will fellows develop into thoughtful clinical geriatricians, they will also have opportunities to explore ways to become leaders in geriatric medicine. Opportunities for geriatric leadership include: pursuing a certified medical directorship (CMD), medical education, or quality improvement research.
- Fully accredited as a training program by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (the ACGME)
- Part of the Graduate Medical Education Committee of the University of Virginia
- Part of the Department of Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine & UVA Health
- Fully adherent to requirements established by The Joint Commission
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
The UVA Section of Geriatric Medicine endeavors to provide excellent fellowship training while promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in our medical community. The Geriatric Medicine fellowship welcomes individuals of all backgrounds, with the knowledge that diversity of perspective and personal experiences enriches our collective clinical practice. We look forward to getting to know you and hope that you will consider joining our multi-faceted team!
Fellow Benefits & Signing Bonus
Making the decision to invest in a fellowship can sometimes be met with financial hardships. UVA Geriatric Medicine is invested in ameliorating barriers to your education. To this end, we are pleased to offer a $10,000 signing bonus to fellows who successfully match with our program.
In addition, each fellow will have access to a $2,500 discretionary fund to be used on conference registration, textbooks, licensing and other education-related expenses.