Fellowship

The Geriatrics Section offers an accredited one-year Fellowship in Geriatric MedicineApplications are accepted only through the  "Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

Section of Geriatrics,
General Internal Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
MSC10-5550
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
Phone: (505) 272-2147
Fax: (505) 272-4601

Geriatric Fellowship Program

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Sandra Qaseem, MD

Program Director
Internal Medicine, MSC10 5550
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone: (505) 272-2147
SQaseem@salud.unm.edu

Application questions should
be directed to:

contact

Araci Joy

Internal Medicine, MSC10 5550
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone: (505) 272-2147
AraciJoy@salud.unm.edu

Geriatrics Medicine Fellowship

The Geriatrics Division offers an accredited one-year Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine. Applications are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), and the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, offers an ACGME one-year accredited comprehensive training Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine. The program provides subspecialty training in geriatrics to physicians who are board eligible or certified in internal medicine or family medicine. During this year the fellows will develop the clinical skills, judgment, demeanor, and professional ethics necessary to provide the highest quality of compassionate care to the elderly.

The program rotates both at the University of New Mexico and the Veterans Administration Hospital. At the University of New Mexico there is a free standing Senior Health Center that accepts ambulatory care patients for assessment using an interdisciplinary team approach. At the Albuquerque VA Medical Center there is an ambulatory care program, home care program, inpatient extended care unit. There are numerous subspecialty clinics such as geropsychiatry, neurology, neuropsychology and memory disorder clinic. The fellow also gains experience in physical, occupational, speech, rehabilitation therapy and driver rehabilitation.

The year is divided into monthly rotations (one-two month blocks):.

  • Community Health (VAMC)
  • Geropsychiatry
  • Rehabilitation
  • Hospice (Inpatient and Outpatient)
  • Nursing Home Medical Directorship
  • Community Living Center (VAMC)
  • Geriatric Subspecialty (Sleep Disorders, Audiology, Orthopedics, Neuropsychology Testing, Dermatology, Rheumatology, Urology/Oncology)
  • Elective (Inpatient, Ethics, Neurology, Rheumatology, Spinal Cord Unit, Special Project)

In addition to monthly rotations the fellow will have continuity experiences which include outpatient clinics, nursing home visit patient care. The fellow will attend a series of teaching conferences; Geriatric interest Rounds, Journal Club, Internal Medicine Grand Rounds. There is a quality improvement project and opportunities to become involved in research, There are also sessions to review material for the geriatric board exam.

Geriatric Fellows (2015-2016)

First Year Fellows

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Andrea Lill, MD

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Letitia Kinlock, MD