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The Christ Hospital-University of Cincinnati Geriatric Medicine Fellowship’s mission is to promote the health of our community as educators, community leaders, health system innovators, and evidence-based clinicians through training geriatricians prepared to practice in a variety of clinical settings. We are committed to preparing fellows to care for the underserved older adults in the community.
The fellowship core curriculum consists of weekly didactic lecture series. The curriculum, in addition to clinical training, is designed to support all fellows for board preparation, solidify knowledge in current geriatric literature, and develop robust practical skills in the management of complex geriatric medical and social needs.
The clinical opportunities allow geriatric fellows to explore both the depth and breadth of geriatric medicine through longitudinal primary care experiences and block rotations in a variety of clinical settings. The Christ Hospital Geriatric Medicine fellowship utilizes a variety of academic and community-based programs for clinical training. Cincinnati is filled with an ethnical and economically diverse population of elders. Cincinnati is a great place to learn Geriatric Medicine and get diverse training.
All fellows serve a panel of patients in the ambulatory continuity clinic one half-day a week throughout their training. Nursing home practice and periodic home visit blocks are also built into the continuity experience as below.
GEC: The Geriatric Evaluation Center was created to provide special care for older adults and their families, whether it’s a complete medical evaluation or advice about a lifestyle question. Conveniently located at Maple Knoll Village, the center offers expert advice to manage health concerns and maintain the well-being of people 65 and older. Fellows provide care in the GEC week with attendings Dr. Schlaudecker and Dr. June with progressive autonomy throughout the year.
Home Visits: Each fellow follows a continuity panel of two home visit patients monthly throughout fellowship. These patient are low-income, dual eligible Medicaid-Medicare patients in underservered communities near the hospital.
MKV Clinic and Nursing Home: Maple Knoll Village is owned and operated by Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. a non-profit, continuum of services provider dedicated to helping older adults live happy, healthy and active lives. Maple Knoll Village is a continuous living community, with independent living, assisted living, long-term care and SNF care. The nursing home also includes a locked dementia unit and a hospice unit. Finally, fellows rotate in the outpatient clinic that serves residents of MKV.
There is a wide array of elective opportunities, which we customize to develop the skills needed for your individualized career path. Fellows have one month of elective time, as well as opportunity for longitudinal electives or elective experiences integrated in rotations. Recent examples have included: CHF management, additional nursing home experiences, and an away elective focused on care of LGBTQ+ older adults.
Fellows have dedicated trip time available to participate in annual regional and national conferences. Abstract and poster presentations contributions are encouraged at:
Opportunities for Teaching, Service, and Scholarly Activity
Fellows are encouraged to develop skills in multiple areas and are expected to produce a scholarly project in collaboration with faculty. Fellows are also given the opportunity to familiarize themselves with ongoing research projects, choose a research mentor, and start a research project or collaborate in ongoing projects. With the collaboration of the VA and the University of Cincinnati Faculty, there are numerous scholarly activities fellows can join. Advocacy opportunities and mentoring are also plentiful.
Natalie SeaburnDepartment of Family and Community MedicineGeriatric Fellowship Program CoordinatorMedical Sciences Building Suite 4012231 Albert Sabin WayCincinnati, 45267-0582
Medical Sciences Building Suite 4012231 Albert Sabin WayCincinnati, 45267-0582