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Geriatrics Training in General Internal Medicine Fellowship Programs: Current Practice, Barriers, and Strategies for Improvement

Steven R. Simon, MD, MPH; Anne R. Fabiny, MD; and Jamie Kotch, SM
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From Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, Boston, Massachusetts.

Acknowledgments: The authors thank the key informants and summit conference participants for their contributions.

Grant Support: In part by a grant from the Society of General Internal Medicine and the John A. Hartford Foundation, Inc.

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.

Requests for Single Reprints: Steven R. Simon, MD, MPH, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02215; e-mail, steven_simon@hms.harvard.edu.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Simon and Ms. Kotch: Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02215.

Dr. Fabiny: Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131.

Ann Intern Med. 2003;139(7):621-627. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-139-7-200310070-00036
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Leaders in general internal medicine, as in other medical subspecialties, have recognized the need for general internists to develop greater competency in geriatric medicine (18). Preparing general internists to care for elderly patients, to conduct research related to aging, and to teach geriatric topics requires different types of exposures and experiences in geriatrics, depending on the general internist's stage of training.

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