The Family Medicine Residency of Idaho has created a 12-month ACGME accredited geriatric fellowship for physicians who have completed their three years of family medicine or internal medicine residency training. Fellows will be selected through a competitive application and interview process and must be board certified or eligible for board certification in family medicine. Fellows will be offered the opportunity to work with geriatric experts for one year focusing on the clinical care of older adults.
As a community health center, FMRI provides geriatric care to a broad spectrum of patients: from the fit to the frail, from the independent to the dependent, and to persons from varied social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. Training during the fellowship will emphasize comprehensive longitudinal care in patient center medical home model. Training settings include acute care and ambulatory sites, nursing homes and hospice settings. The geriatric fellow will work as part of an interdisciplinary team which includes physician assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers, clinical psychologist, psychiatric residents, and a dietician as well as other family medicine physicians and family medicine geriatricians.