Curriculum for Geriatric Medicine Fellowship



13 four-week block rotations

  • Orientation/Long Term Care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Neurology
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Palliative Care
  • Hospice
  • In Patient Consults
  • Assisted Living
  • Geriatrician in Practice
  • Wound Care
  • Electives (2 weeks)
  • Weekly small group discussions on a wide variety of topics
  • Monthly workshop
  • Journal Club
  • Clinical Case Conference
  • Morbidity and Mortality
  • Teaching Skills
  • Monthly session on challenges in Palliative Care
  • Geriatrics Review Syllabus provided
Scholarly Activity 

With assistance of a faculty advisor, fellow designs and implements an original research project, which must be approved by the CHRISTUS IRB. To date, each fellow has successfully presented a poster at a national meeting (such as the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference).

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement 
  • The fellow works as junior faculty for a 12-lecture series on patient safety and quality improvement, presented to the PGY 1 residents.
  • Completion of a quality improvement project in the spring of each year.
  • Responsible for Quality Measures in various practice settings.
Duty Hours/Call 
  • Fellow must be available from 7 AM until 7 PM Monday through Friday.
  • He/she performs occasional night call throughout the year. The last several years has been limited to one night of coverage during the Family Medicine Residency Retreat
  • Fellow may be expected to spend extra time on didactics presentation and scholarly activities. All assigned charts and tasks in the electronic medical records at the various sites must be closed within one business day.