Opportunity Details

Department of Medicine

IM - Geriatrics


Assistant Professor

Geriatric Fellowship Program Director

The Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science faculty are highly devoted to excellent patient care and teaching. They collaborate with numerous research programs and are affiliated with a longevity research center. The division provides primary care at Covenant Place in St. Louis County and specialty geriatric outpatient care at multiple sites in the region through our hospital affiliate, BJC HealthCare.  Faculty also provide coverage on the inpatient geriatric consultation service. The Geriatric Fellowship program currently trains two clinical fellows per year and opportunities exist for research training in the second year.  The GFPD will be joining a team that includes the current fellowship director and 3 additional geriatric faculty. 

The Geriatric Fellowship Program Director responsibilities include:

  • Direct the geriatric fellowship training program including:
    • Continued assessment and development of geriatric didactic series
    • Oversee mentors and faculty for clinical and research rotations
    • Present program goals and achievements to geriatric faculty
  • Fellowship Recruitment- Active involvement in selecting, interviewing, evaluating, and ranking applicants for the geriatric fellowship program (August through November).  
  • Assist with the core functions of training structure, competency, and accreditation standards as required for geriatric fellowships.
  • Be familiar with and comply with ACGME and Fellowship Review Committee policies and procedures as outlined in the ACGME Manual of Policies and Procedures.
  • Fellowship Educational Mentoring –  Responsible for the educational mentoring of two geriatric fellows, organizing monthly meetings with fellows, reviewing fellows’ educational portfolios and files in New Innovations and discussing specific educational goals.
  • Scholarly Activity - Develop a portfolio of academic activity that involves education, quality improvement, research, and advancement in graduate medical education.
  • Clinical Activity - Directly observe and assess fellow performance in the outpatient clinical setting.
  • Advise and provide career mentoring regarding elective rotations and research or scholarly activity based on the fellows’ career choices.
  • Serve as a Member of the Clinical Competence and Program Evaluation Committees.
  • Serve as an educational leader liaison to the Department of Medicine faculty to communicate innovations and project developments of the fellowship program.
  • Direct the mandatory internal medicine residency geriatric rotation


Required Qualifications

  • Candidates should possess an MD/DO degree, be board eligible or board certified in geriatrics from ABIM or ABFM, have or be qualified to obtain a Missouri medical license and be at the rank of Assistant Professor or above. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. 
Consideration will be given to applicants seeking less than a full-time schedule

Prior teaching experience in an adult residency or a sub-specialty fellowship; experience in residency and/or fellowship program administration and program development; broad clinical knowledge of and commitment to geriatrics and patient-centered care; participation in academic societies and in educational programs designed to enhance clinical and administrative skills

David Carr, MD



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