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Geriatrics Fellowship

Geriatrics Fellowship Program
Upstate Specialty Services at Harrison Center
550 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-5397
Name: Kelly Wheeler, LMSW
Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Administrator
Email: taylorke@upstate.edu

Our Geriatric Fellowship is a one-on-one, individualized program. We specialize in focused training sessions to enhance the learning process of our students. Once completed the fellow will have expertise in managing multiple illnesses in both an ambulatory and long term care setting.

Specific Goals - the fellow will gain skills in the following areas:

  • Practicing prevention for the elderly
  • Management of specific syndromes
  • The geriatric assessment
  • Geriatric medical management
  • Ethical considerations in both ambulatory and acute care settings
  • Elder abuse
  • The role of the physician in home health care
  • End of life care
  • Understanding roles of the multi-disciplinary team

In addition to the rules and regulations, The Department of Medicine provides various benefits and educational resources for each resident. Residents receive the standard Upstate Medical University benefits for Graduate Medical Education trainees. Those include full health & dental plans, malpractice insurance, life insurance, and retirement options.

In addition, the Department of Medicine also offers the following:

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Salaries

  • PGY4—$58,622

Vacation/Comp Time

4 weeks (20 working days) per year.

Malpractice Insurance

Free of charge for all current and future claims through NYS Public Officers Law.

Health Insurance

Many options available, coverage begins 43rd day of employment.

Life Insurance

Two plans—total of $40,000 coverage at no cost.

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