Geriatric Medicine Fellowship


Geriatric medicine is a coordinated two-year training program that provides the trainee with a broad clinical experience in a variety of institutional and community settings. The major participating institutions are the Montreal General, the Royal Victoria, the Sir M.B. Davis - Jewish General, and St. Mary's Hospitals. Elective rotations are available in affiliated hospitals and, through the provincial network program, rotations to other Quebec university centers are encouraged.

Rotating through these settings, the trainee develops clinical skills in the acute medical and psycho geriatric assessment, physical and mental rehabilitation and continuing care of elderly patients with a full gamut of acute illnesses and acquired disabilities. There is consistent interaction with the multidisciplinary teams of health care professionals whose mission is the full evaluation and treatment of frail elderly patients.

All four training sites have inpatient assessment units, consultation services, geriatric psychiatry consultation, and busy outpatient services. One site has a geriatric day hospital. All units work closely with the community home care teams. The trainee has the opportunity to participate in planning for the provision of a network of home care services to the frail elderly living in the community.

As clearly outlined in the Royal College and the Collège des médecins du Québec requirements, only candidates who have completed three core years of internal medicine may be eligible for eventual certification in geriatric medicine. Residents are required to rotate through acute care geriatric medicine (including inpatient assessment/rehab units), geriatric psychiatry, long-term care, rehabilitation medicine, and ambulatory care including home care services. A new rotation in Palliative Care has recently been added to the curriculum. Residents are expected to develop a research project during their training period. The Division of Geriatric Medicine has access to a wide variety of research programs in the field of aging. Examples include research in Biology of aging, health services delivery, memory disorders including dementia and Alzheimer's disease, pharmaco-epidemiology, delirium, geriatric nutrition, urinary incontinence and women's health issues.

For further information on application process, please visit the McGill Faculty of Medicine Post-Graduate Education Office site at

Subspecialty Training Requirements in Geriatric Medicine

Interested applicants should contact:

julia.chabot [at] (Dr. Julia Chabot)
Program Director, McGill Division of Geriatric Medicine
St. Mary's Hospital
Division of Geriatric Medicine, Geriatric Unit - 5 North
3830 av Lacombe
Montréal, Quebec H3T 1M5

Administrative office:

undergraduate.geriatrics [at] (Brandy Phillips)
Administrative & Student Affairs Coordinator
McGill Division of Geriatric Medicine
Montreal General Hospital, Room D6-237
Tel: 514-934-1934, ext. 45831
Fax: 514-937-0803

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