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Welcome

The Division of Geriatric Medicine is directed by:

Jerry Gurwitz, MD, Division ChiefGurwitz.png

Welcome to the Division of Geriatric Medicine.  I am proud to be part of a talented division comprised of a caring team of geriatric health care professionals, including clinician-educators and researchers who are committed to improving the health and well-being of older adults across all settings of care. 

The division is committed to and involved in educational initiatives and research at all levels--undergraduate, post-graduate, and continuing education.  From integrating geriatric medicine throughout the undergraduate curriculum, and residency training, to our geriatric medicine fellowship program, and to innovative initiatives like our geriatric interdisciplinary team training for chief residents, we continually strive to address the most important issues facing the growing older adult population and those who will be responsible for providing their care.  

Faculty in the Division are part of the Clinical and Population Health Research (CPHR) PhD Program.  Division faculty have taught courses and mentored students in the CPHR program since its inception in 2005.  The Division is also closely aligned with the Meyers Health Care Institute (https://www.umassmed.edu/mhci/), a research and educational institute focused on improving the health of populations and communities.  

Browse the sections of this website to learn more about our Division and the opportunities we offer.