H13021—Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care

Contact:

Program DirectorCaroline Harada, M.D. Assistant Professor,  Mailing address: Attn: Peter Bosworth CH 19 201 1530 3RD AVENUE S BIRMINGHAM AL 35294-2041  Telephone: (205) 934-9261 Fax: (205) 934-7354  Bosworth@uab.edu


Fellowships Available Post Graduate Fellowships in Geriatric Medicine The Southeast Center for Excellence in Geriatric Medicine is a collaborative venture of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Emory University in Atlanta under the direction of JTed Johnson, M.D. (Emory) and Richard M. Allman, M.D. (UAB). The Center is funded by a grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation and by matching institutional funds from Emory, Wesley Woods, and UAB. The Center provides advanced training for physicians preparing for careers in Geriatric Medicine. The Center capitalized on the proximity, mutual areas of research expertise, and other synergistic collaborations that enhance the capabilities of both programs to serve the educational needs of young physicians interested in careers in academic Geriatric Medicine, and to provide them with the expetise, mentorship, and environment they need for success. In addition to providing training and support for senior Geriatric Medicine felllows and junior faculty, the Center seeks to foster inter-institutional research programs that capitalize on already existing mutual interests and expertise. Program Fellows enroll in the accredited Geriatric Medicine training program at Emory or UAB. Individually customized training curricula will allow fellows to select the most appropriate course of clinical, academic, and research training experiences within the essential framework required for board certification.  Fellowship duties include:  all aspects of clinical geriatrics training, to prepare trainees to take the Geriatric Sub-Specialty Board Qualification.

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