With its statewide community campus system and over twenty years of experience as a leader in geriatric education, Michigan State University has begun development of a network of geriatric fellowship training programs which begin to address the critical shortage of geriatricians in Michigan. The one-year training program is designed to enhance physicians’ knowledge and understanding of the principles of excellent geriatric care delivered to patients at all levels of health and across a continuum of care settings.
Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners
Under the aegis of the Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners (GRMEP), this geriatric fellowship program takes advantage of the resources of Advantage Health Geriatrics, Faith Hospice, St. Mary's Health Care, Holland Home, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, and Michigan State University, as well as other prominent West Michigan health care entities.
Sparrow Hospital/Michigan State University
The geriatric fellowship in Lansing, Michigan, is composed of 13 four-week block rotations integrated with longitudinal continuity of care experiences. The goal of the geriatric fellowship is to provide training and experiences to enhance the knowledge and skills of physicians in geriatric medicine.
Marquette General Health System
Accredited by the ACGME, this one year geriatric fellowship program admits one family medicine residency graduate per year. This curriculum is centered on direct experiences with the geriatric population who are ambulatory or living with help in their own home, living in an assisted living facility or in skilled nursing facilities. Rotations provide experience with geriatric multi-disciplinary assessment, gero-psychiatry, neurology, rehabilitation, hospice care, inpatient consultations and ambulatory geriatric care. As geriatricians often work within multidisciplinary teams including pharmacists, nurses, physical, occupational, speech and recreation therapists, chaplains, care aides and others, development of leadership skills and team function are woven throughout the curriculum.