EXCELLENCE IN THE CARE OF THE AGING
Duke's research and teaching programs in geriatrics are among the nation's oldest. The Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, which encompasses the GET Clinic, was one of five centers for geriatric research established by the Surgeon General of the United States in 1955. It is the only continuously funded member of the original group. The Leadership in Aging Program offers training and internships for both students and citizens who want to know more about key issue in the territory of aging.
Geriatrics Professional Training The Center participates in Geriatrics Training at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level for a broad variety of health care professions including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, social work, and psychology.
1. Geriatrics Medicine Fellowship Program
The Physician Fellowship Program in Geriatric Medicine at Duke University Medical Center has a long, proud tradition of excellence in clinical care, teaching, and research. We believe the experiences and mentoring provided in the course of the fellowship help trainees identify career goals and take the first crucial steps toward achieving them.
2. Geriatric Dentistry Fellowship Program
Through a two year Geriatric Dentistry Fellowship, fellows acquire skills in the management of medically complex elderly and receive training in teaching, evidence-based practice and clinical research. Clinical experiences available at Durham VA Medical Center include multi-disciplinary rounds, conferences, and an off-site outpatient rotation. In the second year, fellows can earn an MPH through UNC.
3.The Postdoctoral Research Training Program
The Postdoctoral Research Training Program is a 2-year program for PhDs and MDs and combines research in the trainee's field of interest with multidisciplinary training in gerontology. Each trainee is matched with one of the center's senior researchers, who supervises his or her research and provides a career model. Didactic training is based on a series of readings and group seminars. Trainees routinely go on to excellent positions in aging research, including research posts at the National Institute on Aging. Click here to learn more.
4. Undergraduate Program in Human Development