The Geriatrics Fellowship Training Program of the Department of Internal Medicine is coordinated by the Huffington Center on Aging at Baylor College of Medicine.
It is a fully accredited, one-year program for physicians designed to develop leadership skills for successful academic careers as clinicians, investigators, educators and administrators in geriatrics. Fellows may opt for, and are encouraged to do, a second year of research or additional training in one of our tracks.
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. The Fellowship Program offers a broad range of clinical training experiences in diversified sites. In addition to required rotations in medicine, long-term care, geropsychiatry, medical directorship, rehabilitation medicine and hospice, rotations in neurology, dermatology, urology and orthopaedic surgery are also provided as electives..
The fellowship program offers a broad range of clinical training experiences in diversified sites. In addition to required rotations in medicine, long-term care and geropsychiatry, rotations in rehabilitation, neurology and hospice are also provided as electives.
Our program graduates have taken their positions in top clinical care programs and in some of the nation's leading academic health centers; e.g., our second fellow back in 1985, George E. Taffet, M.D., assumed the post of chief, Section of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, here at Baylor on July 1, 2002.