The geriatric medicine fellowship is a one-year fellowship that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and will aid the physician to become certified in the subspecialty of geriatric medicine.  

For certification in Geriatric Medicine physicians must:

  • Be board certified in internal medicine or family medicine
  • Have satisfactorily completed a graduate medical education fellowship training in geriatric medicine
  • Hold a valid, unrestricted and unchallenged license to practice medicine; and
  • Pass the Geriatric Medicine Certification Examination

Our curriculum for clinical education and professional development is organized to align with the program's overall goals and includes both inpatient and outpatient experiences. Fellows will develop a plan of self-learning to gain progressive autonomy. Fellows will also demonstrate the ability to teach and serve in a leadership role.

Monthly rotations

  • Neurology
  • G60 Trauma Service
  • Wound Care
  • Cardiology
  • Skilled Nursing Facility Care
  • VA Multidisciplinary Clinics including Geropsychiatry
  • Palliative Care and Hospice Care
  • Pain Management and Rehabilitation

Throughout the Year

  • Nursing Home Panel (Long Term Care)
  • Outpatient Geriatrics Clinic Panel
  • Pre-Clinic Didactic Sessions, Clinical Conference, Morbidity and Mortality Review
  • Journal Clubs, Case Presentations, Public Lectures
  • Quality Improvement (QI) Project

Training locations

Primary Clinical Site: HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center

Participating Sites: HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center, HonorHealth Medical Group – North Phoenix, HonorHealth Heart Group – John C. Lincoln, HonorHealth Medical Group Neurology, HonorHealth Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – John C. Lincoln, HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, Acacia Health Center at Sagewood, Phoenix VA Health Care System, Hospice of the Valley