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Congratulations to the 2016 Fellowship Graduates!

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THE GERIATRIC MEDICINE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

Hawaii Residency Fellowship program web site

Highlights of the Fellowship Program:

  • Well established program with 178 graduates, founded in 1986
  • Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) with maximum accreditation cycle
  • Excellent pass rate on board certification exams (over 95% in past 5 years)
  • One-year and Two-year positions available
  • Very comprehensive and diverse Clinical Training:
    • Varied clinical settings (hospital, outpatient, sub-acute, nursing home, VA, Kaiser HMO, home care, hospital-at-home program, palliative care, rehabilitation)
    • Primary care and consultative geriatrics
    • Palliative medicine and hospice experiences
    • Geriatric psychiatry experiences
    • Very light call schedule for fellows (no in-house call, only home call via phone)
  • Very strong Didactic Curriculum – an average of 7 hours of fully protected didactic teaching time each week, including the following:
    • Board review (includes reviewing each chapter in the Geriatric Review Syllabus with expert faculty, as well as reviewing questions and answers)
    • Lectures on Core Geriatrics Topics, including monthly Departmental Grand Rounds
    • M&M case presentations and root cause analysis (Patient Safety sessions)
    • Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) series
    • Research Methods course
    • Journal Club
    • Teaching Skills and Leadership series
    • Medical Directorship of Nursing Homes series (2 publications in JAMDA)
    • Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) curriculum and project (previous projects on polypharmacy, palliative care education and depression have led to numerous scientific abstracts and publications in scientific journals)
    • Palliative and End-of-Life Care Curriculum (includes reviewing several sections of the UNIPAC series with expert faculty)
    • Law and Ethics series
    • Dementia series
    • Wound and Skin Care seminars
    • Field trips (eg. carehomes, senior programs, driving assessment program, etc.)
    • Career Development and Planning (includes Career choices and mentorship seminar, How to write an effective CV, Management skills and leadership, Practice preparation and management, Medicare, Billing sessions, etc.)
  • Accomplishments of recent graduates:
    • Scientific Presentations in past 2 years: 11 abstracts at AGS national conferences in May 2015 and 2016 (4 oral presentations, 4 selected for Presidential Poster session), and 19 abstract presentations at local conferences (3 local awards)
    • 8 fellow publications in past 2 years
  • For fellows interested in the 2nd year:
    • Clinician educator track: Fellowship in medical education available
    • Research track: Excellent training and mentorship for research projects
  • Medical Education Fellowship – This 10-month program is run by the Office of Medical Education at the medical school, and is available to fellows staying for a second year.  The goal of this program is to prepare fellows and junior faculty for careers in academic medicine by providing training in curriculum design, educational theory, teaching principles, problem-based learning, educational research and academic leadership.  Second year fellows attend a weekly seminar series on topics important in medical education nationally as well as locally, and complete an education project.

Hawaii Residency Fellowship program web site

© Geriatrics Medicine 2016
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa