Seniors need and deserve caregivers trained to meet their unique needs. The current health care system is already overwhelmed by the needs of an aging population, and the shortage of trained providers is expected to worsen. Hebrew SeniorLife is committed to narrowing that gap by teaching the next generation of geriatric care providers.
This academic spirit flows throughout Hebrew SeniorLife, inspiring innovation and demanding quality in all the work that we do. Our patients and residents benefit from being in an environment where experts are continuously advancing knowledge in the field of aging.
Hebrew SeniorLife is the only long-term care teaching hospital in the United States, and the only senior care organization affiliated with Harvard Medical School. About 90% of HSL’s medical staff is involved in teaching.
We train more than 700 students, interns, residents and fellows each year in multiple disciplines – including nursing, physical therapy, social work, pharmacy and more – to prepare them to be the clinicians, researchers, leaders and policymakers of tomorrow. Since 1966, we have trained more geriatric physician fellows than any single teaching program in the country.