Hebrew SeniorLife is a partner and teaching site for the ACGME-accredited Harvard Medical School Multi-Campus Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine.
The Fellowship program has attracted physicians who aspire to become leaders in geriatrics since 1978 - it's one of the oldest programs in the country. In addition to Hebrew SeniorLife, participating sites include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, which is the home of the program; Brigham & Women's Hospital; VA Boston Healthcare System; Mt. Auburn Hospital, and Element Care/PACE. Hebrew SeniorLife provides administrative leadership as well as financial, educational, and clinical resources.
The Fellowship program is in high demand, with the eight positions filling each year. Hebrew SeniorLife is a unique environment for Fellows to train in given our large continuum of care, including independent living, assisted living, long-term chronic care, medically acute care, post-acute rehabilitative care, and the Institute for Aging Research, one of the largest gerontological research facilities in a clinical setting in the U.S. We've trained more geriatric fellows than any single teaching institution in the U.S.
The first year of the program is clinically focused. Fellows rotate through the participating sites, including at least six weeks providing care for post-acute patients and primary care for long-term chronic care hospital patients at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center.
Opportunities exist for interested and qualified applicants to remain for a second year of fellowship training as part of the Advanced Training Program to hone their leadership skills in preparation for an academic career.
Advanced Training Fellows may pursue one of three tracks:
Designed for those who plan to serve as clinician-educators in an academic geriatric setting.
Fellows have the opportunity to work in the area of health care policy.
For physicians who wish to pursue a research career in geriatrics.