Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

Who We Are

Medical care for the elderly

The Department of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology emphasizes clinical teaching, didactic teaching, research, scholarly activity, collaboration and services related to the elderly. Our focus, as a department, is on the role of an interdisciplinary team in geriatric care. The benefit of using an interdisciplinary team approach is emphasized throughout the geriatrics curriculum and in the clinical setting.

Our history

In 1978, the Ohio General Assembly responded to the aging of Ohio's population by creating Offices of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology in the seven state-supported medical schools. The legislature understood that the elderly have a distinct and ever-increasing need for specialized health care and supportive services and that Ohio's physicians need training to meet this challenge. This act of the legislature put Ohio at the forefront of geriatric education.

The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine joined with the Offices of Geriatric Medicine to form the Consortium of Ohio Geriatric Academic Programs (COGAP). This group works collaboratively to network and plan continuing medical education programs such as an annual statewide faculty development seminar.

Internships and Residency Programs

Internships and Residency

OhioHealth O'Bleness Memorial Hospital Internship and Family Practice Residency

Gain practical experience working with the elderly on long term care practices and acute care visits.

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Caregiver Series

Caregiver Series

The support you need 

You are not alone as a caregiver. Attend the Caregiver Series this spring to address the common concerns and issues faced by caregivers of all ages and circumstances.


Caregiver Series

Student of the Year

Student of the Year

Recognizing the hard work of our students

The Ohio Department of Aging Award proudly recognizes students with outstanding aptitude and involvement in geriatrics and gerontology.

Student of the Year

Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology


Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology Resources

From caregiver support to forms to employment opportunities, you’ll find it all here.

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