University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Geriatrics Medicine Clinical Fellowship

The Geriatric Medicine Clinical Fellowship is co-sponsored by the University of Wisconsin (UW) Department of Medicine and the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital. This ACGME-accredited fellowship has successfully trained physicians in geriatrics for over 35 years.

Fellows learn to provide geriatric care in a number of different settings as both a primary care geriatrician and a consultant. The fellowship is organized with both block experiences and year-long longitudinal training.  Block experiences include: three one-month rotations on our Acute Care for Elders inpatient team, two eight-week blocks dedicated to our numerous geriatric specialty clinics (memory assessment, falls and mobility, osteoporosis, geriatric sleep medicine, and more) and coverage of VA Inpatient Geriatrics Consultations, one six-week Palliative Care and Hospice rotation, one six week rotation in nursing home and rehabilitation care, and one four-week Community and Home Care rotation that exposes fellows to transitional care services, geriatric telemedicine practice, home health services, and physician home visits. Throughout the year, fellows practice longitudinal primary care in the VA Geriatric Evaluation and Management Continuity Clinic one half day per week.  The VA clinic has a unique and well-developed staffing model that incorporates combined geriatric medicine and geriatric psychiatry oversight.  Fellows also select a UW ambulatory clinic specific to her/his career goals and can spend up to one half day per week exploring this interest during the year. All experiences provide opportunities to work in high-functioning interdisciplinary teams. 

For More Information contact:
Debra Swann, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: (608) 262-8597 Fax: (608) 263-7645
e-mail: dls@medicine.wisc.edu