Curriculum and Rotations

Geriatric continuity clinic

Fellows provide geriatric primary care and outpatient geriatric consultation, including comprehensive cognitive assessment.
Weeks of rotation: 52 weeks,  2 half days per week
Location: OSU’s Martha Morehouse Pavilion and Upper Arlington outpatient clinics

Geriatric inpatient consults service

Geriatric program partners mainly with hospitalists, orthopedic and trauma surgeons, and cardiologists to co-manage the medical complexities of elderly patients recovering from serious illness and trauma. Our fellows gain experiences in management of delirium, frailty, failure to thrive, falls and fragility fractures, goals of care discussion and polypharmacy.
Weeks of rotation: 3 blocks (12 weeks)
Location: Main campus hospitals

Subacute rehabilitation and skilled nursing service

Fellows join a team of Ohio State attendings and nurse nurse practitioners to provide the transitional care from the hospital to home and gain experience in management of geriatric syndromes and diseases encountered in the subacute/skilled nursing setting. During this service, they also cover patients in independent living, assisted living, memory care, hospice and long term care settings (more on the long term care setting below). 
Weeks of rotation: 2 blocks (8 weeks)
Location:   Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber, 717 Neil Ave. in Columbus, OH  (Located within 15 minutes from the Ohio State campus)

Long-term care

Fellows provide longitudinal care to a panel of patients in long-term care and gain experience in management of geriatric syndromes in long-term care settings, including how to provide support to patients' families.
Weeks of rotation: 52 weeks
Location:  Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber, , 717 Neil Ave. in Columbus, OH  (Located within 15 minutes from the Ohio State campus)

Adult Palliative and Hospice Care

Fellows rotate through inpatient consultative service and hospice service providing care and support to terminally ill patients and gaining experience in pain and symptom management.
Weeks of rotation: 4 weeks (1 block)
Location: Main campus hospitals 

Subspecialty rotations

Examples include:  

  • Comprehensive wound care wound
  • Memory and movement disorder clinic in neurology
  • Arthritis and pain clinic in rheumatology
  • Osteoporosis clinic in endocrinology
  • Polypharmacy in general internal medicine, Martha Morehouse clinic
  • Outpatient psychiatry
  • Inpatient psychiatry
Weeks of rotation: 12 weeks (3 blocks)
Location: OSUWMC

Geriatric emergency medicine

Fellows at Ohio State have the opportunity to gain experience caring for older adults in the Emergency Department, supervised by attendings who focus on geriatric emergency medicine.
Weeks of rotation:  2 weeks (1/2 blocks)
Location: Emergency medicine department at OSUWMC

Elective rotation

Fellows have opportunities to choose 1 to 2 subspecialty rotations to develop the skills needed for their career path. Examples include geriatric cardiology, geriatric oncology.
Weeks of rotation: 4 weeks (1 block)
Locations: OSUWMC 

Weekly conference

Includes didactics, morbidity & mortality and journal clubs.
Weeks of activities: 52 weeks
Location: Conference room at GIM Martha Morehouse clinic.

Research and Scholarly Activity

Ohio State's Geriatrics Medicine Fellowship program provides opportunities and protected time for research also provides funds for attending scientific conferences.
Weeks of rotation: 3 weeks
Location: OSUWMC