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Research & Teaching

During the fellowship, fellows have the opportunity to engage in various research projects and teaching opportunities. 


  • Rotator Presentations: Fellows have the opportunity to provide education to medical students and resident rotators. After observing faculty deliver presentations to learners, fellows select a presentation to deliver to learners each month. 

  • Grand Rounds: Once per year, fellows select a topic and educate the audience about how their selected topic impacts patient care or how physicians should practice. 

  • Didactic Conference Faculty or Community Presentation: Once per year, fellows select a topic and create a presentation to educate faculty or the community on a specific issue.

  • Teaching at Northeast Ohio Medical University: Fellows have the opportunity to deliver some teaching with a partnering medical school. Fellows are able to facilitate the geriatric physical diagnosis lab to prepare medical students to assess older adults with differing levels of function and medical complexity. 



Fellows have one half-day of dedicated research time each week. During this time, fellows may work on research projects, journal clubs, case conferences, conference abstracts, and more. Fellows work alongside the program director and research director, Dr. Jennifer Drost, to implement quality improvement projects or research specific topics related to the field.


Notable Accomplishments

Our fellows work hard on various research opportunities throughout the year, and their hard work does not go unnoticed! Click below to see some recent accomplishments from our fellows.

2020 - 2021

  • Fellow Andrea Lee-Stirgus, DO was selected to attend the AMDA Future's Program
  • Fellow Andrea Lee-Stirgus, DO had two posters accepted at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Fellow Andrea Lee-Stirgus, DO had two posters accepted for Summa Health's Postgraduate Research Day, and one of the posters was selected for an oral presentation

2019 - 2020

  • Former fellow Anthony Casacchia, MD won the AAHPM Scientific and Quality Improvement Poster Award for Instrument Development/Psychometric Validation

2018 - 2019

  • Fellow Anthony Casacchia, MD was selected to attend the AMDA Future’s Program 

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