What Sets Us Apart

Why choose the Geriatrics Fellowship at Mount Carmel?

Here are several unique features of our program:

  • Community-wide healthcare system with 5 hospitals, including an inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital. You won’t be bored at the same hospital all year long! Your schedule will take you to many different sites, most under the Mount Carmel Health umbrella.
  • Unique Rotations: Urogynecology and Pelvic Floor Rehab, both inpatient and outpatient Palliative Care, inpatient Rehabilitation with Physical Medicine Rehab, Wound Clinic, inpatient Ethics consults, and Pain Management rotations set us apart from other more mundane geriatric fellowships. See the Curriculum Tab for the full list of rotations and experiences.
  • Inpatient Geriatrics consultation with the Trauma Team focusing on curriculum from the American Geriatrics Society Ortho Co-Care® Model: Orthopedics-Geriatrics Co-Management is gaining popularity given the validated improvement in clinical endpoints: reduced time to surgery, reduced length of stay, reduced 30-day hospital readmissions, and reduced complications, to name a few. Review the AGS website for more information about this curriculum: https://www.americangeriatrics.org/programs/ags-cocarer-ortho.
  • Geriatric Emergency Medicine rotations at a Level 2 Trauma Center: Mount Carmel East Emergency Department is a bustling crossroads receiving a large percentage of eastern Ohio emergent cases, and you’ll be a member of this team for 2 months. There are also opportunities to contribute to this busy ED’s efforts to achieve Level 1 Trauma certification and Geriatric Accreditation.
  • Dedicated inpatient Psychiatry Rotation: Although extremely important, geriatric psychiatry is rarely offered as a dedicated rotation with board-certified psychiatrists during a fellowship. Mount Carmel has a robust inpatient and outpatient psychiatry service (and even a Behavioral Health Hospital) where you will work as a consultant team member at Grove City evaluating and treating commonly encountered inpatient geriatric psychiatric conditions, such as delirium, agitation, depression and anxiety disorders, psychosis, behavioral disturbances of dementia and competency evaluations.
  • Mount Carmel’s Research Institute: Available to all graduate medical education trainees for any research or scholarly activity endeavors, our trained research professionals will assist each fellow with their scholarly project and publication, abstract submission to the AGS Annual Meeting, and structured cases conferences.
  • Mount Carmel’s Clinical Skills and Simulation Center: Fellows will practice and hone their communication skills quarterly via simulation with community actors with feedback from Faculty.
  • Long-Term Care and Assisted Living longitudinal rotations that focus on medical director certification via AMDA’s PALTC (Post-Acute and Long-Term Care) Competencies. Not only will this well prepare you for institutional care but also provide you the foundation to pursue Medical Director certification in the future if you so choose.