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Our Fellow


Name: Anila Zainab Medina, MD, MPH
Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Medical School: Dow University of Health Sciences in Karachi, Pakistan
Residency/Fellowship: Metrowest Medical Center, Framingham, MA (Internal Medicine Residency)
Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA (General Internal Medicine Fellowship)
Hobbies/Interests: Reading/Gardening and Traveling with my Family. My Interest in Geriatrics is Prevention and Management of Neurodegenerative and Neuropsychological diseases of older adults in the community, acute and long term care settings.
What are your Favorite Central MA activities : Biking, Hiking and Kayaking

Why did you choose UMass Chan Medical School for your Geriatric Medicine Fellowship?

I have been in primary care for the past 15 years and that experience of taking care of older adults in my practice made me realize that I can serve this population in a better way with training in Geriatrics. The UMass Chan Geriatric Fellowship has everything that I am looking for in terms of the breadth of experience, faculty committed to the education of fellows, and a diverse patient population. It has the longitudinal experience of an outpatient clinic.  Home visits in Central MA are in a variety of settings including single family homes, apartment complexes, Assisted Living Facilities.  It offers experience in long term care with clinical programs in local nursing homes and via the PACE program. UMass Chan also provides a very individualized program for the fellows, including one on one didactic teaching, I also feel that the rotations and elective time can be geared towards my interests.  The faculty works hard to accommodate individual needs. The Geriatric Medicine Clinic has worked to receive recognition as an Age-Friendly Health System and therefore, the focus is on the 4Ms in taking care of the older adults is an added benefit to be part of this program.