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The Brody School of Medicine
Department of Family Medicine

Family Medicine

Geriatrics Fellowship

Program Overview from Qing Cao, MD, CMD

Qing Cao-webThank you for your interest in the geriatrics fellowship program! Our program was established in 1984 and was one of the first programs in the country. We are also one of the first to be accredited when that milestone became available in 1988.

We focus our training program to allow you to achieve the following goals:
* become an excellent geriatric clinician to excel in inpatient care, outpatient care, geriatric consultations, long-term care settings, and end-of-life care.
* practice evidence-based medicine through regularly scheduled seminars, lectures, journal club, and resident/medical student teaching sessions.
* gain knowledge to become medical director of long-term care settings
* faculty development sessions to learn about clinical research, teaching, and medical writing.
* become certified in geriatric medicine.

In addition to 9 Geriatric trained interdisciplinary faculty, Fellows enjoy the extensive resources of the Department of Family Medicine, which includes 25 physician faculty and 25 faculty in other clinical and non-clinical positions.  Also, faculty in educational development,  predoctoral education, and research contribute to the fellowship program. We also have a large family medicine residency program that includes 33 residents and the fellows interact closely with the residents, medical students, pharmacy students, and physician assistant students.

Please review our webpages to learn more about our curriculum, typical weekly schedule, and salary and benefits. We will prepare you for the future!


Qing Cao, MD, CMD
Director, Geriatrics Fellowship
East Carolina University
101 Heart Drive, MS 654
Greenville, NC 27834

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