Overview

The Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship program is a 1-2 year program designed to give graduates of emergency medicine programs the skills and knowledge to become leaders in the field of geriatric emergency medicine. The mission of the Geriatric Emergency Medicine (GEM) fellowship is to provide and advance state-of-the-art geriatric emergency medicine expertise through teaching, research, and clinical care. It aims to train future geriatric emergency medicine leaders by providing interdisciplinary training that addresses the unique needs of the geriatric emergency department patient. It will provide board-eligible, residency trained Emergency Physicians with the necessary skills to create careers in GEM. The fellowship program goals include:

  1. Providing a one year clinical and research fellowship with the opportunity to continue with a second year mainly focused on research, with electives in education and administration, at the completion of which, fellowship graduates are prepared to be leaders in geriatric emergency medicine in any emergency department.
  2. Pursuing intellectually-rigorous research to advance the state of knowledge in geriatric emergency medicine through preparation of publishable geriatric emergency medicine research manuscript(s).
  3. Providing opportunity for further geriatric clinical training in collaboration with geriatric medicine, palliative care, geriatric psychiatry and rehabilitative services.
  4. Providing opportunities to teach geriatric emergency medicine to residents and staff in the classroom and at bedside.
  5. Providing access to the breadth of Harvard University through potential collaborations with geriatricians and emergency physicians interested in geriatrics from other hospitals.
  6. Providing clinical emergency medicine experience in a Level 1 trauma center in a busy urban ED with high volume of geriatric patients. MGH sees approximately 25,000 geriatrics patients per year, representing 23% of patient volume.

These goals will be accomplished through collaboration between the MGH emergency department, the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Emergency Department (e.g. with mentorship available from geriatric focused EM faculty and lectures during the Administration rotation), the Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. The overarching goal will be to increase expertise in clinical management of geriatric syndromes such as frailty and falls, dementia/delirium, medication management, palliative care and post hospital acute care and skilled nursing facility care and translate this expertise into improved care of the geriatric ED patient.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Shan Liu, Fellowship Director, sliu1@partners.org.

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