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Internal Medicine: Geriatrics

Geriatrics Fellowship Program

One of the greatest challenges today is training leaders who will provide clinical care for older adults, who will teach others about the medical care for the older population, and who will conduct research to better understand age associated diseases and the aging process. The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship of Eastern Virginia Medical School is designed to address these challenges.

The Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology established the geriatric medicine fellowship in September 2000; the program obtained full accreditation by the ACGME, effective July 1, 2001.

The geriatric medicine fellowship program is organized to provide a well-supervised experience at an advanced level of training, and sufficient for the trainee to acquire the competence of a physician with Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine. The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship aims to:

  • Prepare individuals to meet the requirements for Certification in Geriatrics Medicine.
  • Prepare individuals to care for older patients in diverse settings with specific knowledge about unique characteristics of disease and illness from biology to management of older adults.
  • Provide training in patient care, teaching, research in aging and healthcare administration for settings providing care to older adults.

In the U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals 2014-15 list, the geriatrics program at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (SNGH) was recognized as "high performing," meaning the quality of care ranked in the top 25 percent nationwide. EVMS faculty from the Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology help staff SNGH — the top-rated hospital in Virginia — and its geriatrics program.