|Florida Atlantic University Campus, Boca Raton, Florida||West Palm Veterans Administration Medical Center|
Dear Applicants and Colleagues,
Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine is pleased to have received ACGME accreditation for our Geriatric Medicine Fellowship in collaboration with the West Palm VA Medical Center (WPVAMC).
We are recruiting two inaugural fellows to join us in a beautiful area of the country – the “Sunshine State” - with warm winters and ready access to beautiful beaches. In Palm Beach County, the most rapidly growing segment of the population is those 85 and older. The WPVAMC serves over 62,000 Veterans among whom 70% are greater than 65 years old, and has a wide spectrum of Geriatric care facilities and programs that are ideally suited for training the next generation of Geriatricians.
The goals of the Fellowship are to train individuals to become outstanding clinicians who can help alleviate the shortage of health professionals knowledgeable and skilled in the care of older adults in Florida as well as the U.S.; and to provide training opportunities to become clinician-educators and medical administrators, as well as opportunities to develop a focus in scholarship, quality improvement, and research.
Please take a few moments to review our rotations and curriculum, and the resources available to our fellows. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us directly.
Michael Silverman, MD
Joseph G. Ouslander, M.D.
Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Geriatric Programs
Chair, Department of Integrated Medical Science
Executive Editor, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society