Area of Concentration


Care of the aging is a central component in Family Medicine, and in the training of physicians at Fairfax Family Practice. Residents who choose to concentrate in Geriatric during their residency have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities to enhance their expertise in Geriatrics.

In addition to the care of their own panel of geriatric patients, residents can work in the office Geriatric Consultation Clinic with board certified geriatrician Dr. Terence McCormally. Continuing care services at local nursing homes and assisted living homes provide for a forum for working with community home care, therapy, elder law and care coordinating services. Rotations are available with area hospice providers for residents seeking additional training in palliative care.

Membership in national geriatric organizations such as the American Geriatrics Association and the American Medical Directors Association is encouraged, and attendance at the national meetings is an option. Residents who complete a research project in Geriatrics are encouraged to present a poster at one of the national meetings. Interested residents will be assisted in the process of becoming a certified nursing home Medical Director.

Completion of an Area of Concentration in Geriatrics will well prepare a resident seeking fellowship opportunities for a Certificate of Added Qualification in Geriatrics.

For more information please contact Dr. Terence McCormally at