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Geriatric Fellowship


The Program

Updated April 26, 2017

The Geriatrics Fellowship at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a one-year interdisciplinary program  with a variety of opportunities for qualified physicians who wish to pursue a geriatric medicine career in an academic, private practice or long term care setting. We welcome U.S. trained applicants with Family Medicine and Internal Medicine residency backgrounds.

An ACGME accredited program meeting core competencies in the subspecialty of geriatrics, the OSU Geriatrics Fellowship has a strong clinical focus, with trainees obtaining skills in consultation and treatment in a variety of clinical settings. The clinical experiences of fellows include mandatory outpatient geriatric primary and consultative care, inpatient consultative care on the geriatric and palliative medicine services, sub-acute rehabilitative programs at Dodd Hall and community sites, as well as elective subspecialty experiences.  Longitudinal nursing home and home-based care experiences are also a vital part of the fellow’s training experience, with a curriculum compatible for future certification in medical directorship (CMD). All clinical sites are staffed with full-time faculty who are extensively trained in geriatric assessment and geriatric-specialized care. A longitudinal research and quality improvement project prepares our fellows for future academic medicine careers, and additional scholarly opportunities are available and encouraged.

Our fellows work with eight primary care geriatricians. In 2016, our team of geriatricians saw 7,500 outpatients, cared for 1,835 inpatients and visited 377 patients in transitional care organizations.

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a 971-bed, medical and surgical teaching hospital with over 45,000 admissions in 2014. OSU’s emergency room, with over 120,000 annual visits, opened an 8 bed Geriatric Unit in 2015. Nationally ranked in seven adult specialties and “high-performing” in another eight adult specialties, including geriatrics (which currently is ranked 44th in the country), OSUWMC has led the Midwest region for 22 years in US News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” rankings. Our College of Medicine ranks 12th in the country among public universities in the magazine's "America's Best Graduate Schools.” On Best Doctors Inc.'s most recent "Best Doctors in America" list, 79% of the central Ohio honorees were Ohio State faculty. Adopting Epic in 2011, OSUWMC has been recognized as one of the nation's “Most Wired Hospitals” 11 times by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, more than any hospital in Ohio. A medical research powerhouse with more than 20 centers and institutes, including a new Brain and Spine Hospital that opened in 2016, OSUWMC conducts more than 1,000 active research studies in virtually every medical specialty. Despite being the only academic medical center in central Ohio, OSUWMC provides more than $170 million in charity care and community support each year.

Applications accepted through ERAS. Contact Shannon Libby, Geriatrics Fellowship Program Coordinator with questions @ shannon.libby@osumc.edu