Geriatrics Fellowship Educational Experience

What to expect

Over the course of the year the geriatric fellows will participate fully in the clinical care of older patients in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, consultative, nursing home care, and adult day health care. Fellows rotate through the affiliated institutions, focusing on attaining the clinical skills necessary to provide comprehensive assessment and management, knowledge and treatment of geriatric syndromes, as well as preventive geriatrics.


The fellowship program in geriatrics at Prisma Health Richland Hospital is affiliated with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, and with teaching centers at:

  • William Dorn Jennings Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • Nursing Homes
  • Palmetto Senior Care
  • Senior Primary Care Practice
  • Encompass Health rehabilitation hospital
  • Prisma Health Richland Geriatric Services
  • University of South Carolina School of Medicine

This opportunity offers a broad range of training and practice for physicians who have completed a residency in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine who wish to specialize in the care and treatment of older patients.

Sample Schedule

13-Block Schedule Required Rotations
2 blocks Prisma Health – Palmetto Senior Care
1 block 2 weeks HealthSouth Physiatry
2 weeks PSC PT/OT/Speech/Wound Care
1 block Nursing Home Administration
1 block Inpatient GeriPsychiatry at Baptist
2 blocks Prisma Health Inpatient Rotation
1 block Palliative Care / Hospice VA
1 block 2 weeks Neurology VA
2 weeks Pain Management VA
3 blocks Electives/QI
3 blocks Longitudinal Specialty Clinics
Weekly Gynecology
Urinary Incontinence Clinic
Memory Disorders Clinic
Continuity Clinics
Longitudinal 13 blocks
Weekly Weekly Half-Day Senior Primary Care Fellows Continuity Clinic

Weekly Half-Day Palmetto Senior Care Continuity Clinic

Nursing Home Rounds at Area Nursing homes

   Presentation Requirement
Research/Clinical (1) Presentation – attend all scheduled conferences
Journal Club (1) Article Presentations 
M & M/Interdisciplinary case conference (1) Case Presentations 
  Mandatory monthly attendance
Geri Essentials Sessions Attend all scheduled bi-weekly sessions
Internal Medicine 
Grand Rounds
Attend all weekly Grand Rounds
Internal Medicine 
Resident Noon Conference
(1) Presentation
Core Curriculum Board Review Weekly – GRS Board Review/Core Curriculum Self Study

Vanezza Seastrunk
GME Program Coordinator
**All conference topics/articles must be submitted to Vanezza Seastrunk by 2 p.m. on Thursday, 2 weeks before you are scheduled to present.