Geriatric Medicine Fellowship: Curriculum
Building a Framework for Exceptional Senior Care
About Our Curriculum
As the only Geriatric Medicine Fellowship in the Twin Cities, our program provides a sound didactic and clinical education with broad experiences in caring for elderly patients in a variety of settings. Fellows learn the theoretical and practical aspects of senior care, enabling them to serve as consultants to other physicians and to excel in their own clinical practice. Our fellows and faculty share a passion and commitment to our elderly population.
Our physicians work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment. As an academic healthcare system, HCMC maintains a long tradition of cooperative teamwork that leads to great patient care. The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship provides ample opportunity for hands-on training, teaching residents and medical students, and developing a well-rounded framework for geriatric care.
A highlight of our curriculum is our partnership with Hennepin County Adult Protective Services. Fellows serve as medical consultants to county case workers as they investigate individuals reported to the Adult Protection program as potential victims of abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation. During home visits to Adult Protective Services clients, fellows identify the urgency of the individual’s medical situation and the individual’s capacity for medical decision-making. With other professionals, they devise creative and collaborative avenues for care. Fellows work across the county as part of a multidisciplinary team in geriatric medicine, adult protection, and law enforcement.