Since 1986 the UConn Geriatric Medicine Fellowship has trained internal medicine and family medicine graduates for leadership careers in geriatric medicine. The associate director is a family physician graduate of the program. One, two, or three-year fellowship tracks are available for suitable candidates. A second year allows candidates to focus on tracks in administration, teaching, research, or quality improvement and achieve C.M.D., M.P.H., and other qualifications, or palliative medicine leadership skills.
An experiential leadership skills course trains fellows in clinical program development, administration, teaching, or research supported by a $30 million aging research portfolio. Applicants may qualify for tuition support for M.P.H., M.Sc. in clinical research or Ph.D. degrees.
Recent and past surveys of practicing physicians demonstrate that geriatricians are first or second in satisfaction with their careers versus all other specialties.