Student Opportunities

The Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging offers a variety of student opportunities across several disciplines, including social work, engineering, and geriatrics & palliative medicine. We invite you to explore how your passions, skills, and interests could be strengthened by joining the Institute's team. Contact us to learn more about customized programs for legal students and nursing students.

**New offer for Students!**

We are excited to offer a new graduate-level practicum placement for students in their final year of studies in the following disciplines: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (doctoral-level), Counseling Psychology (master-level), and Social Work (master-level). 

About the Program: Flourish Behavioral Health Graduate Internship Program is a one-year, paid internship that trains students to provide care coordination and behavioral health interventions while working with older adults in rural Kentucky. Placements begin Fall 2018.

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Practicum Placement
Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
Palliative Medicine Fellowship
Engineering Capstone

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

The University of Louisville Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program is a one-year, post-graduate education program for physicians who have completed a residency in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine. This program is housed in the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine and is closely affiliated with the University of Louisville's Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging. This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Grade Medical Education. 

Fellows are prepared for a wide range of career opportunities through placements in diverse clinical environments, including the UofL Hospital, Jewish Hospital, Frazier Rehab Institute, and the VA Medical Center. Fellows gain expertise in acute care, subacute rehab, long-term care, outpatient clinic, and home care. This program has a strong interdisciplinary approach that trains fellows to be both geriatricians as well as community leaders and change innovators.

Program specifics and application instructions are located on the UofL Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program website.

UofL Geriatric Medicine Fellows

2017 - 2018 Cohort      

Gerdie Jean-Smith, MD

Geriatric Medicine Fellow, 
UofL School of Medicine