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Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by ThePreacher'sWife, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. ThePreacher'sWife

    ThePreacher'sWife Member 7+ Year Member

    May 27, 2002
    LA or NE or CO
    Does anyone know of residencies in geriatrics? I've been told that a handful of them have recently been set up. I know the typical route to geriatrics specialization is an IM residency and then a geriatrics fellowship. But I would like to look into a residency purely in geriatrics (and do a rotation there), if there truly are any. I'll be setting up rotations in the next few months, so I'll need to find these soon. I did a search on FREIDA and only found geriatrics fellowships, but no residencies. I also did a search in the American Geriatrics Society website, but no luck there either. Any information would be appreciated! Thanks!
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  3. Imhotep

    Imhotep Attending 7+ Year Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    I know of three ways of doing geriatrics.
    1. FP residency followed by one year fellowship
    2. IM residency followed by one year fellowship
    3. Fellowship in geropsych after psych residency
    Never heard of purely geriatric programs.
    Hope this helps.
  4. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2000
    hSDN Member
    If it helps, a lot of inpatient internal medicine is basically geriatrics in a more glossy coat. Most of your house patients will be elderly with multiple medical problems.

    As far as I know, there does not exist a residency in geriatrics; you must do a fellowship after preliminary training in general medicine.
  5. ThePreacher'sWife

    ThePreacher'sWife Member 7+ Year Member

    May 27, 2002
    LA or NE or CO
    I have an appointment tomorrow with the prof who told me about the "handful" of 'pure' geriatrics residencies out there. I really hope they do exist. If not, I'll be happy to do IM and a fellowship.

    I'll post whatever information I can get. Thanks for the replies!


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