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Touro University Nevada launches geriatric medicine fellowship

The one-year fellowship, funded by a $1.2-million state grant, is slated to begin this July.

The Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUNCOM) is using a $1.2 million state grant to fund a one-year geriatric medicine fellowship, set to launch this July. Each year, four fellows will train with physicians at TUNCOM and the Touro Health Center, both located in Henderson, Nevada. Local health centers such as the Southern Nevada Veterans’ Administration and the Lou Ruvo Brain Center/Cleveland Clinic will also contribute to the fellows’ education. Applications are currently being accepted from graduating residents in AOA-approved family medicine and internal medicine programs.

In a news release, Touro University Nevada leaders heralded the fellowship as a win for Nevada’s senior citizens. “We know that most physicians stay in the area where they do their residencies and fellowships,” said Shelley Berkley, CEO and Senior Provost of Touro’s Western Division. “This new program will encourage our medical students to stay in Nevada and help Touro further pursue its mission of improving health care in the state.”

TUNCOM Dean John Dougherty, DO, also expressed excitement about the program: “We are already a leading provider in geriatric medicine, and this fellowship will allow us to expand the care and services we provide to our community’s older adults.”

To learn more about the fellowship, read the TUNCOM press release announcing its launch.

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