DIDACTICS AND CONFERENCES
- Weekly conferences include a mix of the following;
- Informal Case Conferences (fellow present)
- Research Conferences (various presenters)
- Root Cause Analysis Case Conferences ( medical students present)
- Monthly conferences include;
- Resident Formal Case Conference (residents present)
- Regional Fellow Most Difficult Case Conference
- Monthly didactics include; (fellows attend during the 1st-month of training)
- Nursing Home Care
- Brain Failure
- Depression in Older Adults
- Hospital Care of Older Adults
- Healthcare Maintenance
- Atypical Presentations of Illness
- Fellow Core Didactic Series
- This is a 6-8 month fellow specific didactic series that covers core topics in Geriatrics.
- Faculty present around 60 topics using the Geriatrics Review Syllabus textbook as a guide.
- Program faculty present a 3 part medical direction didactic series.
- Program faulty present a 5 part quality improvement didactic series utilizing the Institutes for Health Improvement online modules.
- Fellows who are interested in research will have the opportunity to attend the annual UNMC clinical research symposium.
MENTORED CERTIFIED MEDICAL DIRECTOR TRACK
The ABPLM CMD Program was developed to better define the core skills and knowledge necessary for effective medical direction. Geriatrics Fellows are firmly placed on the fast track to become a Certified Medical Director (CMD). Current Geriatrics Fellows can participate in a CMD-mentored fellowship experience to expedite meeting employment and education eligibility requirements to become a CMD. ABPLM certification through eligibility pathway option one (see full eligibility requirements) requires two years of employment experience as a medical director or associate medical director in post-acute or long-term care settings. Through a CMD-mentored fellowship experience, one year of this medial director experience may now be completed during the fellowship period. Additionally, a CMD-mentored fellowship experience reduces the number of CME credits needed for certification.
Interested fellows must sign up to participate in the CMD-mentored Experience at the beginning of fellowship training. Enrollment in the program is not automatic. After submission of the interest form, you will be contacted by ABPLM staff with additional details on requirements of the CMD-mentored experience.
A more details overview of the requirements to participate in the CMD-mentored fellowship experience can be be found here https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/c389c5_9c8e4a0798dd42f6ae22683a37f23404.pdf
The program strives to provide fellows with funding to attend 1 national meeting during their training. Meeting options include, but are not limited to;
- American Geriatrics Society
- “The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a nationwide, not-for-profit society of geriatrics healthcare professionals dedicated to improving the health, independence, and quality of life of older people. Our nearly 6,000 members include geriatricians, geriatric nurses, social workers, family practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and internists https://www.americangeriatrics.org
- Society for Post Acute and Long Term Care Medicine
- “The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is the only medical specialty society representing the community of over 50,000 medical directors, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other practitioners working in the various post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) settings. The Society’s 5,500 members work in skilled nursing facilities, long-term care and assisted living communities, CCRCs, home care, hospice, PACE programs, and other settings.” https://paltc.org/
- The Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
- “GSA is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA’s principal mission — and that of our 5,500 members — is to promote the study of aging and disseminate information to scientists, decision-makers, and the general public.” https://www.geron.org/