Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program
Given the complex nature of their care, an interdisciplinary approach is necessary to address the needs of older adults living with frailty, as well as the needs of their families and caregivers. The CFN Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program (IFP) provides a unique learning experience to Fellow trainees and adopts an experiential learning approach that:
- Develops expertise on frailty and late life issues
- Builds deeper understanding of interdisciplinary perspectives and collaborative practice
- Develops skills that are adapted to professional settings
CFN seeks applicants from a wide variety of disciplines to facilitate a well-rounded interdisciplinary experience for all Fellows. In addition to working with supervisors within their disciplines, Fellows interact closely with mentors from complementary disciplines and most importantly, with patients, families and their support systems.
CFN provides financial support for Fellow’s existing academic work. Fellows may be graduate/doctoral/post-doctoral students or graduates, residents, fellows or working professionals, and will have relevant employment or life experience and the academic/other skills necessary to complete the rigorous fellowship requirements. Preference is given to applicants that have demonstrated current or prior personal or professional interest in aging and/or the seriously ill elderly through pursuing aging-related courses or specializations, or relevant work, community service or leadership experience.