Our mission is to train fellows to diagnose and manage medical illnesses and injuries related to geriatric medicine in outpatient and inpatient settings and nursing homes. Fellows learn to practice geriatric medicine from a symptoms-based approach.
The USD Geriatrics Fellowship offers a diverse curriculum over the broad spectrum of geriatrics care and settings. Our fellows have stepped into roles ranging from practicing primary geriatric care to department chairman of a hospital geriatrics departments. Since accreditation in 2010, the Fellowship has graduated fellows from a one-year track and a dedicated part-time track. Many physicians see the need for more geriatric experience but cannot leave practice. The part-time track allows physicians to maintain their practice while receiving additional training. Our diverse curricula stems from our association with Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center, Sanford USD Medical Center, the Sioux Falls VA Medical Center and the Good Samaritan Society National Headquarters.
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