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Our mission is to improve the care of older adults through expanding the geriatrics and palliative knowledge base by employing geriatrics and palliative principles when caring for diverse older persons and by supporting the integration of geriatrics concepts into the practice of medicine.

The University of Maryland’s long-standing history of diversity and inclusion offers an exceptional framework to identify and eliminate ageism and other forms of social and structural bias/discrimination given their impact on health, safety, and independence as we age. We are dedicated to building a united community of patients and clinician educators as well as researchers who develop and test innovative process improvements in care delivery, empowering patients and staff and training the next generation of healthcare leaders.

The strength of the educational program is the interdisciplinary collaboration provided by the professional staff of MD and PhD faculty, one-on-one mentorship by faculty, and the funding that is available for trainees from the GRECC, UM-OAIC, NORC and VA offices for academic affiliation.

Healthcare Provider Educational Programs

University of Maryland Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

Our program offers a traditional one-year clinical fellowship, as well as a 2-year VA-funded research track in Gerontology and Geriatrics for qualified MD post-doctoral fellows.

The VA Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) Fellowship in Advanced Geriatrics

Offers post-specialty education to foster the development of leadership in health care issues of the elderly.

The VA Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) Nurse Practitioner Residency (NPR)

Develops competent, confident, practice-ready Nurse Practitioners equipped with the knowledge and skills to address the specific needs of our nation's Veterans in the VHA or community.

In the Community

University of Maryland School of Medicine's Mini-Med School

Mini-Med School

Mini-Med School helps Baltimore residents improve their health & well-being. Offered as a public service, this Mini-Med School is a tuition-free lecture series provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine faculty, during which the lay public learns about diseases and their prevention.

The program began 18 years ago with a session for adults and has now expanded to adult seniors and local city youth. Over 8,000 local community members have participated in the Mini-Med School Program!

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Didactics and Grand Rounds

Palliative Medicine Grand Rounds - 2nd Thursday of the month, 1pm

Palliative Medicine Journal Club - 3rd Thursday of the month, 12pm

Narrative Medicine - 4th Thursday of the month, 1pm

Difficult Case Discussion - Quarterly