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Letter from the Program Director

Our Geriatric Medicine Fellowship offers fellows the opportunity to experience patient care in a variety of settings including long term care, geriatric assessment clinic, physician house calls, SNFs, inpatient consults within the hospital, as well as rotations with different specialties within and outside of our system. With opportunities to choose electives and research topics of personal interest, our program can be tailored to support your goals. 

Akron, Ohio offers a diverse patient population with chances to work with unique and complex patient cases. Our department of Senior Services and Senior Health Center work with all areas of the hospital to establish a rapport with different specialties and patient continuity. 

Our Geriatric Medicine Fellowship accepts two fellows per year. The program also accepts residents, medical students, and outside fellows for rotations, giving our fellows the chance to develop and hone their personal teaching style. By the second half of the fellowship, fellows work like junior faculty.

Medical Education at Summa Health strives to support and develop the best residents and fellows possible. We look forward to hearing from you!

Mission Statement

The mission of the Summa Health System Geriatric fellowship is to cultivate physicians who provide the highest quality, compassionate care to patients and the surrounding community through development of clinical, academic, leadership, administrative and advocacy skills. 


The fellowship will prepare fellows to enter the practice of Geriatric Medicine. The goals of the fellowship are:

  • To develop physicians with the skills to provide the highest quality, compassionate care to older adults across a full spectrum of care sites.
  • To develop physicians capable of serving in leadership roles in the care of older adults through administrative and programmatic development training.
  • To develop physicians to engage in academic pursuits through research, quality improvement, literature review, and teaching as junior faculty
  • To develop physicians who serve as leaders in the community capable of providing education and advocacy for the community served by the healthcare institution.

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