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Rotations Include:

Longitudinal Experiences

Primary and Consultation Geriatric Medicine Clinic

Fellows spend one half-day per week under the supervision of an UMass faculty member in the geriatric medicine ambulatory clinic. Fellows participate directly in initial and follow-up evaluations of patients > 70 years of age and develop a panel of patients they follow throughout the fellowship. 

Long-Term Care

Fellows spend one half-day per week following a panel of 10-12 long term care patients with a Geriatric Medicine faculty preceptor at a local skilled nursing and rehabilitation center

Home Care 

Fellows follow a small panel of home bound patients, making home visits with supervising attending physician, nurse practitioner and independently.

Program for All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE)

Fellows spend a full day every other week at one of two local Summit ElderCare PACE sites. They work with interprofessional team that provides adult day care, home care, hospital and sub-acute care of its program participants. The fellow attends the daily team meeting and sees their patients at the day program site and does home and sub-acute care visits.

Palliative Medicine Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) Conference

Fellows attend and participate in the weekly IDT meeting run by the UMass Division of Palliative Medicine

Block Rotations

Long-term Care

Fellows spend two blocks working with Division faculty at 4 area skilled rehabilitation and long-term care centers, seeing new admissions, doing urgent and routine visits, participating in family meetings and attend medical director quality assurance program meetings.

Skilled Rehabilitation

Fellows spend two blocks working with Division faculty at 3 area skilled rehabilitation and long-term care centers that have active subacute rehabilitation services.

Geriatric Oncology 

Fellows work with UMass oncologists, radiation oncologists, urologists, gynecological oncologists in outpatient settings and acquire the symptom knowledge and skills necessary to evaluation and manage neoplastic diseases and hematological malignancies in the elderly patient in collaboration with relevant specialists.

Palliative Care 

Fellows work with UMass Division of Palliative Medicine faculty in the out- and inpatient setting, participating in longitudinal and consultative care, family meetings and interdisciplinary team meetings.


In this rotation, fellows work with UMass Neurology faculty in the inpatient and outpatient settings, seeing patients with a wide spectrum of acute and chronic neurological conditions, e.g., cerebrovascular diseases, stroke, movement disorders and cognitive disorders. 

Acute Rehabilitation and Physical Rehabilitation 

Fellows gain experience in acute in-patient rehabilitation management working with UMass faculty and interprofessional team members (physiatrists, RNs, social work and physical, occupational and speech therapists) at Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital in Worcester. In addition, they participate in physiatry specialty outpatient clinics.

Wound care

Fellows learn about the care of a wide variety of chronic and acute wounds, working with members of the Division of Plastic Surgery in the outpatient setting and with a clinical wound specialist in the inpatient setting.

Other Experiences


Fellows participate in a variety of educational programs run by Division faculty for UMass Medical School students and resident trainees. We support fellows to attend the Teaching for Tomorrow program, a multi-weekend course on medical education, teaching and leadership skills.


Fellows are encouraged to consider and design electives to pursue other areas of Geriatric Medicine, clinical and academic, with UMass Medical school faculty as well as other programs and sites.