Geriatric Fellowship Programs

Geriatric Medicine

  • Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACMGE)
  • Fellows are a part of an interdisciplinary team, working closely with clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, social workers, and PT/OT
  • Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) Home Care Program dates back to 1875. It is the longest continually operating home care program in the country and provides primary care to over 500 home-bound elders in the city of Boston
  • BMC, the main teaching hospital for the fellowship, is a safety net hospital with a culturally and socioeconomically diverse population
  • Recent faculty recognition includes Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Award, a Joseph T. Freeman Award, two AGS Tideswell Leadership Fellowships, and a Reynolds Faculty Leader

Geriatric Oncology

  • In 2002, BMC was awarded a grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation and the American Society of Clinical Oncology to become one of the first 10 national training programs in Geriatric Oncology. Nine fellows have completed the program since its inception in 2002, and three are currently in the program.
  •  In accordance with the American Board of Internal Medicine guidelines, in 2002, ABIM approved the combining of two accredited programs at BMC, Geriatric Medicine and Hematology Oncology, to create an alternate path for fellows to become board-certified in both Geriatric Medicine and Oncology upon completion of our 4-year program
  • The Geriatric Oncology Fellowship Program has three distinguishing features: 1) a clinical focus on underserved populations, supported by Geriatrics and Oncology clinical sites and didactic curricula; 2) a comprehensive, mentored research training experience with two tracks—a clinical epidemiology, translational research, clinical and health services research track leading to a Master of Science (MSc) in Epidemiology or Health Services Research or a Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Investigation (Research Track I); and a basic research track (Research Track II); and 3) leadership training including courses in teaching, evidence-based medicine, and health systems management.
  • Accepts 1 fellow annually