Since 2000 St. Vincent Hospital has sponsored a Fellowship year of training in Geriatric Medicine. The Fellowship is a Community-based one year PGY-4 program offered through the Family Medicine Residency program. It is fully accredited by the ACGME and the program has a 100% pass rate for all who have taken the Geriatric Board exam.
The Fellowship accepts 1 fellow each year and does not currently utilize the formal matching program. Preference is reserved for candidates who have completed a St Vincent Hospital Family or Internal Medicine residency. We are also seeking potential candidates who have an Ascension Health affiliation. Board Eligible/Board Certified status in either FM or IM is required.
The goals of the St. Vincent Geriatrics Fellowship are to:
The Fellowship is based in the St. Vincent Center for Healthy Aging, a unique provider of services and programs to seniors in Central Indiana since 1987. The Center’s focus is advancing and strengthening networks, partnerships, resources and talents within community based programs that have compatible values. Our goal is to minister and advocate for the spiritual and health needs of the aging population within Central Indiana and within the St Vincent Health network. The stewardship of these resources supports improved outcomes of affiliated organizations and the aged population we seek to serve.
The Fellowship curriculum consists of monthly rotations as well as longitudinal experience in the Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facilities. Required rotations include:
Core curriculum, a 3 month outpatient clinic based experience