Highlights of the Department of Geriatric Medicine:

  • Full department in the medical school with over 75 faculty (over 50 geriatricians)
  • The John A. Burns School of Medicine considers geriatrics a priority area, and we have curriculum in geriatrics for every year of medical school, including a 4-week required rotation in Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine for fourth year medical students
  • Innovative Standardized Patient cases in Geriatrics, Palliative Medicine and Inter-disciplinary Team Care (validated and published)
  • Many opportunities for fellows to be actively involved in teaching and innovative curriculum development activities
  • Division of Palliative Medicine, with 25 faculty board certified in Hospice/Palliative Med
  • Several large epidemiological research programs, including the Honolulu Heart Program, Honolulu-Asia Aging Study, Women’s Health Initiative, and many others
  • Educational grants: Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP); previous grants include a John A. Hartford Foundation Center of Excellence in Geriatrics grant,  Donald W. Reynolds Foundation grants, Pacific Islands Geriatric Education Center (GEC), Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) grant, several faculty got Geriatric Academic Career Awards (GACAs)
  • Research in Medical Education – many publications
  • Quality Improvement Projects – many publications
  • Academic Productivity of Faculty and Fellows – over 350 publications over the past 10 years (average 30-40 each year) + over 400 abstract presentations

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John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa