Our program is a one year program, dedicated to producing knowledgeable, confident, capable geriatricians who are prepared to begin a geriatric practice upon the completion of program.

Fellows will be exposed to a broad range of geriatrics experiences, ranging from traditional practices to the latest care in dementia and Alzheimer patient care. Our current training program accepts five fellows per year. Most rotations are at Boswell Medical Center in Sun City. By graduation, our goal is for our graduating geriatric fellows to be well prepared to enter practice with a comprehensive range of solid medical skills.

Program Objectives:

  • To develop clinical competence that will cover the whole continuum of care of the elderly patient. This includes care of the healthy to the very frail, and the transition from home care to long term care institution or vice versa.
  • To develop teaching skills that will allow the physician to pursue an academic career in geriatric medicine.
  • To develop a knowledge base in economic, legal, ethical, and legislative issues that will allow the geriatrician to become involved in the community, either locally or nationally.
  • To develop administrative knowledge and skills that will prepare the physician to pursue a medical directorship in a long term care, Alzheimer’s unit, hospice unit, or home health agency.
  • To provide scientific research opportunities during the first and second year fellowship that can lead to research career avenues. 

If you have questions that are not addressed on our website, please contact us at 623-832-7661.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Walter J. Nieri, MD, AGSF, FACP, CMD
Program Director, Family Medicine Geriatric Fellowship Program

 Walter J. Nieri, MD, AGSF, FACP, CMD