Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

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Marshall University Geriatric Medicine Fellowship will provide specialty trained geriatricians for the rural local and regional communities with the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary for autonomous practice. The Fellowship will fulfill a need for both clinical expertise and for advocacy within academic health systems and the state’s physicians and hospitals. This will include research into new solutions to encourage healthy aging at home and supply faculty to teach special skills in geriatrics to students and residents in a wide range of specialties.

Program Aims

  1. Successfully train physicians who will practice as board certified geriatricians in West Virginia and the local Central Appalachia region with a special emphasis on serving rural communities.
  2. Develop board certified geriatricians to support the growth in practice scope and outreach of the divisions within the Departments of Family and Community Health and Department of Internal Medicine
  3. Encourage the development of investigational skills focusing on community-based research leading to increased publication and presentation within the departments.
  4. Reduce medically related costs of the geriatric population within the local region by offering more widespread and community integrated geriatric health care and services.