Advanced Fellowship Training

We are proud to offer opportunities for fellows to pursue additional training and development in preparation for careers in academic geriatrics through our advanced fellowship. Fellows selected to stay for advanced training may pursue a variety of pathways, including those in research, clinical education and health policy and leadership. Specific components of the advanced fellowship include:

  • Skill development: Coursework aimed at building skills specific to their area of interest---for example, research fellows pursue courses in biostatics and research design through the Clinical Research Training Program. Clinician educators participate in courses and workshops to improve teaching and curriculum development skills---such as the Harvard Macy Program.
  • Project support: Fellows design and implement projects and receive mentoring from expert faculty.   In addition to working with clinical faculty, fellows have access to statistical and database support, gerontologists, and PhD educators to help see their projects through to completion, presentation and publication.
  • Career planning: Work in the advanced fellowship is also focused on preparing for obtaining a position as a leader in academic geriatrics.  This includes CV preparation, interview preparations, references and mentoring and support through the negotiation and decision making processes.
  • Advanced clinical training: Some fellows also choose to pursue advanced clinical training in particular area. Examples of such training have included perioperative medicine, long term care and acute care consultation.

Advanced fellowship positions are filled in the fall of the year to begin the following summer. Fellows are selected based on specific interests, performance in first year, and ability to articulate a clear plan for the fellowship and beyond. Please contact Dr. Heflin for more information at mitchell.heflin@duke.edu