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Geriatric Fellowship Program


University of Colorado Denver
12631 East 17th Ave.
Campus Box B-179
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: (303) 724-1919 Fax: (303) 724-1918


Denver Department of Veterans Affairs
Geriatric Section
1055 Clermont St., Mail Code 111D
Denver, CO 80220

Phone: (303) 393-2822 Fax: (303) 393-5128


Overview

The University of Colorado and Denver Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center offer one and two-year Geriatric Medicine fellowships. The fully accredited program is primarily designed to prepare leaders for careers in academic Geriatric Medicine and clinical geriatrics.

Fellowships are sponsored by the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the School of Medicine and the Denver Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center. The integrated program shares a common core of clinical, educational and research activities. Graduate work towards a Master's in Preventive Medicine is also available, as is a PhD in Clinical Science.

The fellowship is part of a comprehensive program of education, clinical care and research under the Center on Aging. This multidisciplinary program has an established record as the regional center for geriatrics education for health professionals and sponsors a wide array of research in geriatrics and gerontology.

Curriculum

The clinical core curriculum includes participation in continuity clinics, outpatient and inpatient evaluation units, a geriatric consultation service, on-site nursing home, home care and hospice programs.

All fellows participate in a set of well-established faculty development modules, covering research methods, writing and teaching skills, critical appraisal of the medical literature and long term care administration.

In addition to enhancing their more traditional diagnostic and treatment skills, the fellow will develop competence as a teacher, teaching internal medicine residents, medical students and other health care professionals.

Fellows develop research skills and are expected to design, conduct, analyze and publish a research project. Fellows have the opportunity to work with a large and varied group of faculty from the sponsoring departments as well as many other sub-specialists on campus.

Faculty

The fellowship faculty includes eight full-time geriatricians based at the University of Colorado and an additional seven full-time geriatricians at affiliated institutions. Other core faculty are from the Schools of Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy. The faculty are active nationally in organized medicine, federal and state health policy, and research.

To Apply

To apply for the Geriatric Fellowship Program at the University of Colorado, please complete the following Fellowship Application and return it to the address below, or attach in an e-mail addressed to: Laurence.Robbins@va.gov.

Fellowship Application

Laurence J. Robbins, MD
Director, Fellowship Program
Denver Department of Veterans Affairs
Geriatric Section
1055 Clermont St., Mail Code 111D
Denver, CO 80220
(303) 393-2822 fax: (303) 393-5128