Training and Curriculum

While the first year of the Geriatrics fellowship program has a clinical focus, fellows also attend a variety of conferences and symposia (included below) to gain critical knowledge and skills for practice and careers in geriatric medicine.

Evidence-based Medicine in Geriatrics
In this 8 part weekly Series of interactive didacticss with case applications fellows learn the practice of Evidence Based Medicine in geriatrics.

Quality Improvement Course
Fellows are immersed in a couple of half day retreats to learn QI concepts and design projects along with nursing students. They are coached throughout the year at monthly meetings on QI project execution.

Clinical Teaching Workshop
This curriculum is based onthe Stanford Clinical teaching skills course designed by Dr Kelly Skeff. Seven Interactive sessions provide fellows with the opportunity to learn and master a variety of clinical teaching skills applicable to a variety of settings under guidance of Dr. Mamata Yanamadala, who is a Stanford trained facilitator in clinical teaching.

Advance Course in Long Term Care
Covers key topics in long term care, including medical directorship, team building, and nursing home litigation.

Palliative Care Medicine Retreat Series
Covers key topics in palliative, including pain management, non-pain symptom management, communication skills, psychosocial care, and understanding systems of care.