The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Training Program of the Department of Internal Medicine is one of the largest ACGME accredited, one-year programs in the country, designed to train physicians for successful academic careers as clinicians, investigators, educators and administrators in geriatrics. Fellows are encouraged to complete a second year of additional training in one of our tracks including clinician educator, research, or wound care.
The exceptional resources of the Baylor College of Medicine and its affiliated institutions provide exposure to a wide variety of faculty, clinical training sites, research, and teaching opportunities. During their training, fellows experience a broad range of clinical training in diverse sites. In addition to required rotations in medicine, long-term care, geropsychiatry, medical directorship, rehabilitation medicine, and hospice, rotations in neurology, dermatology, urology, orthopedic surgery, and other areas of specialty care can be arranged based on fellow’s interest. With mentorship from faculty, first year fellows complete an academic project and are supported in presenting this work at a national meeting or submitting it for publication. All fellows participate in a quality improvement project and engage in Morbidity and Mortality conferences.
Many of the graduates from our program have taken positions in top clinical care programs and are leaders in some of the nation's top academic health centers. For example our second fellow from the class of 1985, George E. Taffet, M.D., assumed the post of chief, Section of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, here at Baylor July 1, 2002.
In 2014, Dr. Taffet recruited Angela Catic, M.D., from Harvard to join the Section of Geriatrics faculty and the Huffington Center on Aging. Dr. Catic is the program director of the Geriatrics Fellowship Program.