Training Opportunities within Internal Medicine
The Division of General Internal Medicine & Public Health is committed to the pursuit of compassionate, patient-centered health care, rigorous training of the next generation of physicians and impactful discoveries. Training opportunities are provided through fellowship programs in the following areas:
- The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program goal is to produce physicians who provide the best possible care to their patients and make important contributions to field of geriatrics, to healthcare, and to the communities in which they work.
- The VA National Quality Scholars Fellowship Program aims to produce the next generation of recognized scholars and leaders in Quality Improvement in Health Care. With its focus on quality care for a defined population of patients, its national health system delivery network, and its extensive experience in medical educations and training, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) presents an optimal setting within which to seed the scholarly development of the improvement.
- The Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program aims to train learners in palliative care techniques through direct patient care on the Vanderbilt and VA Inpatient Palliative Care Consultation Services and the Pain and Symptom Management Outpatient Clinics both at VU (100 Oaks) and VA, which is staffed by the Palliative Care faculty. The Palliative Medicine Fellow will learn to provide state-of-the-art palliative care to patients with needs for pain and symptom control and end-of-life care.