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What special training do geriatricians receive?
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Dr. Theresa Redling
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Years more training
A geriatrician(md or do), has completed a 3 year residency in internal medicine or family medicine then has done either a 1, 2 or 3 year specialized fellowship in geriatrics(as a cardiologist or other specialist would do).
After this training, one takes a board certifying test to prove ones expertise in the field. There are some docs that "grandfathered in" in the past without the fellowship.

In brief: Years more training
A geriatrician(md or do), has completed a 3 year residency in internal medicine or family medicine then has done either a 1, 2 or 3 year specialized fellowship in geriatrics(as a cardiologist or other specialist would do).
After this training, one takes a board certifying test to prove ones expertise in the field. There are some docs that "grandfathered in" in the past without the fellowship.
Dr. Theresa Redling
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Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Fellowship training
The geriatric fellowship training begins after 3 years of internal medicine or family medicine residency.
It can be 1 to 3 years of fellowship training with or without research project. Some fellow trained geriatricians become primary care geriatrics: others become as a specialist. Or both. This fellow receives core training from hospice, neurology, psychiatry and rehabilitation.

In brief: Fellowship training
The geriatric fellowship training begins after 3 years of internal medicine or family medicine residency.
It can be 1 to 3 years of fellowship training with or without research project. Some fellow trained geriatricians become primary care geriatrics: others become as a specialist. Or both. This fellow receives core training from hospice, neurology, psychiatry and rehabilitation.
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Geared for the aged.
Geriatricians receive training in medical, psychological and nutritional issues that are unique to the elderly population.
They also receive training in end-of-life issues.

In brief: Geared for the aged.
Geriatricians receive training in medical, psychological and nutritional issues that are unique to the elderly population.
They also receive training in end-of-life issues.
Dr. Dean Giannone
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