Evaluations are based on the 6 core competencies:
- Patient Care
- Medical Knowledge
- Practice-Based Learning/Improvement
- Interpersonal and Communication Skills
- System-Based Learning
A 360-degree evaluation system is implemented whereby the supervising faculty, nursing staff, and patients assess the fellow’s performance on a monthly basis. The evaluation is reviewed with the fellow at the conclusion of the rotation.
These evaluations are used as a tool that provides a means of identifying both strengths and weaknesses. They allow correction of individual deficiencies to ensure continued high standard performance.
At the end of each rotation, the fellow completes a confidential evaluation on his attending physician and the rotation. Semi-annual evaluations are conducted to facilitate growth and learning. At completion, the overall clinical competence is assessed and reviewed with the fellow by the Program Director.
How to Apply
Physicians committed to a career in geriatrics, who complete residency training in internal medicine or family medicine within the United States are invited to apply.
William Zirker, M.D., M.P.H., Program Director
The Center for Geriatric Medicine
100 W. Sproul Road
Healthplex II, Suite 221
Springfield, PA 19064