On behalf of the Section of Geriatrics in the Department of Internal Medicine, we would like to welcome you to the geriatric fellowship program at Rush website.
Rush's fellowship in geriatric medicine began in 1986. As a result, it is the oldest fellowship in geriatric medicine in Illinois. Trainees from either an internal medicine or a family medicine residency are accepted into the program. Currently, a one-year fellowship is offered to prepare fellows to take the Certificate of Added Qualification exam in Geriatric Medicine; a two-year experience may be arranged in conjunction with the Palliative Care Program at Rush, the Gait Disorders Unit at UIC or via external funding. Current legislation may revert Geriatrics to a two-year Fellowship in the near future.
In 1998, I became the fellowship program director. Dr. Olson took over this position in 2002. Since then, there has been a tremendous growth in responsibilities and educational activities for our fellows.
We and the staff are committed to providing you with an excellent training opportunity. The geriatrics program continues to grow at a rapid rate. We are sure that you will have ample opportunities to develop your clinical, educational and research skills in geriatrics over the coming year.
Martin J. Gorbien, MD, FACP, AGSF
Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Medicine
Jack C. Olson, MD
Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program
Michael J. Leiding, MD
Associate Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program