AGS Geriatric Fellows Curricular Milestones
Weekly Board Review
Fellows attend our weekly geriatric board review series which occurs for one hour
All fellows attend Journal Club which occurs twice a month at 8am on Fridays.
Monthly Geriatric Grand Rounds
We encourage and provide support for all fellows to attend a national geriatric meeting such as AGS, AMDA, or AAHCM.
Geriatric Care Clinics
Each fellow is assigned to one of our Geriatric Medicine Clinic locations for the entire year. Locations include Geriatric Care Clinic at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Parkland Geriatric Clinic on Butler street. Clinic meets weekly for 1/2 day each.
Fellows make monthly visits following a panel of long-term care patients at our VA Nursing home, Community Living Center. The fellows will learn how to provide inclusive care of elderly patients in the nursing home and will actively participate in care decisions.
Home-Based Primary Care
Fellows make home visits to a panel of patients under the supervision of Geriatric Medicine faculty. The Fellows will learn how to provide medical care in the home setting to a diverse population of elderly patients by establishing home assessment skills. With the increasing need for medical care in various settings, the fellows will learn about the social and environmental issues that affect medical care during their home care rotations.
One week of each month will be dedicated to learning about innovative models of care, quality improvement, and patient safety. Fellows will attend monthly interdisciplinary home-based primary care team meetings discussing patient safety issues, and event reporting. Fellows will also attend the Acute Care Elderly (ACE) unit meetings to learn about hospital-based systems. Rest of the week will focus on Quality improvement project of fellows’ choice.