Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center has offered educational opportunities in the Family Medicine specialty for over 30 years.
Given the unique geography of our campus, expansion for post graduate training in Sports Medicine & Geriatrics has been a natural evolution for both our physicians and for the surrounding community.
The goal of the Kaiser Permanente Fontana Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine is to produce new leaders who either practice a primary care path with an emphasis on the care of the frail elderly patient, or teach in the field of Eldercare, and/or to conduct aging-related research.
The one-year program is available to either Internal Medicine or Family Medicine graduate physicians seeking additional specialty experience. The superior opportunity includes training in both the outpatient and inpatient arena and includes an emphasis on sub-acute ventilator care. Competency in common eldercare issues as well as hospital consultation, skilled nursing and sub-acute nursing facility administration, and hospice and palliative care management are emphasized. Participation at state and/or national meetings is strongly encouraged. The delicate balance of service versus education is recurrently reviewed by faculty and fellow alike.