The top-ranked geriatric medicine fellowship (subspecialty residency) program at Saint Louis University provides comprehensive exposure to the full range of practice settings and clinical scenarios seen in older adults, with an emphasis on clinical medicine and quality improvement.
Grand Rounds are held weekly on Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m. at the medical center. Fellows participate alongside the faculty to learn from local and regional experts and discuss topics related to the care of older adults.
Internal Medicine Grand Rounds: are held weekly on Friday morning from 7:30-8:30 am. Each departmental grand rounds presentation is sponsored by one of the divisions and all internal medicine faculty, residents, and students are invited to attend. The geriatric medicine division typically sponsors two to three presentations a year.
CME is offered for both.
Journal Club is held once monthly in the evening. A faculty member hosts a dinner in his/her home and both fellows and faculty present a relevant, timely article for group discussion.
First Year Clinical Geriatrics Rotation Schedule
|Inpatient Geriatric Consultation||6-8 Weeks||SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital|
|Home Care||Monthly Longitudinal Experience||City of St. Louis|
|VA Clinics||2-4 Weeks||VA Saint Louis Health Care System|
|Skilled Nursing/Post-Acute Care||12 Weeks||Life Care Center of St. Louis and NHC Healthcare Maryland Heights|
|Long-Term Care||Monthly Longitudinal Experience||NHC Healthcare Maryland Heights|
|Office-based Geriatrics||Weekly Longitudinal Experience||SLUCare Doctor's Office Building and/or Des Peres Senior Service Clinic|
|Geriatric Psychiatry||Four-Six Weeks||SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital|
|Rehabilitation||Four-Six Weeks||VA Saint Louis Health Care System|
|Pain and Palliative Care||Four-Six Weeks||SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and VA Saint Louis Health Care System
Second Year Focused Tracks
The division of geriatric medicine may offer a second unaccredited year for a strong fellow who desires additional training in the following:
- Clinical Research
- Medical Direction and Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement (QAPI)
*Rotation specifics are subject to change.