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The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a one-year, ACGME-accredited position that admits two fellows per year.

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The ACGME-accredited Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, launched in 2019, operates under the auspices of the Division of Internal Medicine in Penn State Health’ Department of Medicine to train residents who have completed either family medicine or internal medicine residency in the discipline of geriatrics.

Geriatrics is rapidly emerging as a need for communities across the nation as America gets older. By the year 2030, nearly a quarter of the U.S. population will be older than 65. As of 2019, Pennsylvania was the fifth “oldest” state of the nation.

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a large institution with more than 540 beds.

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Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has the advantage of being the primary quarternary referral center for central Pennsylvania that caters to an aging population. This broad base yields a range of diverse pathology, allowing trainees to see both common and less-common diseases.

Annual admissions exceed 28,000 per year, with more than 1 million outpatient visits and more than 72,000 emergency room visits. A culture of professional accountability and collegiality is fostered in an environment that promotes individual growth and learning. The Geriatric Medicine Fellow will get robust clinical training across the venues of the Geriatric Clinic and inpatient consults, and will have a strong post-acute care experience focusing on transitions of Penn State Health patients to preferred facilities. The trainee will also carry a panel of long-term care patients.

The fellow will also have a multitude of academic and professional resources through Penn State Health and will get a chance to collaborate with house staff from the Internal Medicine Residency and Family and Community Medicine Residency, as well as fellows from other programs under the Department of Medicine and the disciplines of pharmacy, physical therapy and the chaplain’s office.

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