University of Nebraska Medical Center

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Curriculum

Our curriculum is based on the Geriatric Entrustable Professional Activities and Competencies. Training venues and activities are selected to provide fellows varied experiences in which to practice and learn the EPAs. Faculty support fellows in graduated levels of responsibility and use assessment instruments to structure evaluations of fellows and provide feedback.

Our program provides diverse interprofessional training environments and structured curricula.

Geriatrics is the classic team sport and essentially all training environments engage fellows in team care. For example, the outpatient continuity, consult, and comprehensive assessment clinics are conducted in our Geriatric PCMH and the home care experience is within the VA Home Based Primary Care program.

Our program fosters leadership skills:

  • Fellows complete Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (STEPPS). The curriculum and experience in LTC contain leadership training for medical directors. Fellows receive training and complete projects using PDSA cycles for practice improvement in outpatient and long-term care settings.

Fellows also are provided a variety of opportunities to participate in research and writing.

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