Geriatric Medicine Residency
Faculty from the Office of Geriatric Medicine teach residents in the care of older patients through the Christ Hospital-Based Residency Program.
The geriatrics curriculum prepares residents to comprehensively and holistically identify and manage the physical, psychological, and social health concerns of older adults. Residents participate in journal clubs and didactic sessions throughout their three years of training. Residents may collaborate with faculty who have expertise in research involving health services, home care, or nutritional issues.
Residents participate in a longitudinal experience at Maple Knoll Village, a state-of-the-art continuing care retirement community.
Geriatric experiences include nursing home, home care, and sub-acute hospital units as well as outpatient clinical experiences, introduction and work in specialty clinics, such as neuropsychology and urinary incontinence, and participation in community outreach programs such as day care, elder abuse assessments, Meals on Wheels visitations, and Alzheimer's support groups.
Residency graduates have the opportunity to continue their geriatric medicine training in the Department of Family Medicine's one or two year Geriatric Fellowship Program.
Geriatric Resident Interdisciplinary Elective (GeRIE)
GeRIE is a four-week, collaborative elective is offered three times per year to primary care residents. This is a geriatric-intensive experience in which learners work with a faculty mentor, attend bi-weekly didactic sessions, complete geriatric clinical experiences and visit local community agencies for older adults. Residents also reflect on their experiences through a weekly blog and end-of-rotation presentation.
Home Care Training
Faculty from the Office of Geriatric Medicine and the Department of Family Medicine provide home visits for homebound elderly patients, and patients living at home under hospice care. Training in home visits is now a part of rotations in geriatrics and family medicine for medical students, residents, and geriatric medicine fellows. Learners can accompany one of our faculty during a half day of home visits.
Longitudinal Nursing Home Training
Maple Knoll Village, a non-profit, continuing care retirement community in Springdale, Ohio, is a major teaching site for geriatrics training for UC medical students, residents, and fellows. Residents and faculty provide ongoing care to residents of Maple Knoll. Additional geriatric teaching practices take place at Marjorie P. Lee/Deupree retirement communities in Hyde Park/Oakley, and through UC Health and UC Physicians at numerous long-term care facilities throughout Cincinnati.