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Curriculum

Our full-time Geriatric Medicine fellowship curriculum is organized into 13, 4-week blocks. Vacation is scheduled during the Fellowship year on an as requested basis.

Rotation Title Total Weeks Fellow Experience

Inpatient Consultation

12 Provide consultation to acutely ill hospitalized patients at Maine Medical Center, a 700-bed tertiary care center.

Acute Rehabilitation

8 Admit and manage patients recovering from conditions such as strokes, amputations, spinal cord injury, multiple trauma, and brain injury at New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland in partnership with Physiatry faculty.

Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry

8 Admit and manage older adults in acute psychiatric crisis as part of the inpatient Geriatric Psychiatric team.

Ambulatory Skills

6

Rapid exposure to a variety of specialties essential to Geriatric Medicine. Includes: Sports Medicine; Integrative Medicine; Rheumatology; Uro-gynecology and more.

Outpatient Geriatric Psychiatry

4

Follow outpatient Geriatric Psychiatrists as they manage older adults with chronic psychiatric conditions.

Elective

4

Rural Geriatric Medicine

4
Caring for older adults in rural areas, often in their own homes. Learning to navigate rural health care systems and identify/address barriers to health care such as isolation, lack of transportation, and decreased access to specialized health services.

Other

  • Palliative Care
  • Neurology
  • Administration & Quality Improvement
 2 weeks each During Administration & Quality Improvement, fellows will learn about common Geriatric models/systems of care (including financing and coverage of care); shadow faculty in their administrative roles and to complete Institute for Healthcare Improvement learning modules on patient safety and quality of care.

Continuity Experiences

Half-day and full-day continuity experiences at VA Maine Primary Care, area Assisted Livings/Nursing Home and the MMC Geriatric Assessment Center will be integrated into each rotation and continue throughout the training year.

Dedicated Time for Learning and Wellness

The fellowship has dedicated time for didactics and independent/wellness activities study every Thursday morning. Our lecture series includes: case conferences, core content lectures, board review sessions, journal club and research conferences. Grand Rounds occurs once a month on Tuesday mornings. All sessions are structured for interactive and interprofessional learning and are presented in an online/hybrid fashion to maximize participation.

Maine Medical Center 66 Bramhall St., Portland, ME

MMC Geriatric Center at 66 Bramhall Street

Maine Medical Center Brighton Campus 335 Brighton Avenue, Portland, ME

New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland

MMC

Maine Medical Center