By 2039, 3.5 million more healthcare professionals will be needed to care for our aging society. The need for healthcare professionals to provide competent, compassionate, and committed clinical professionals to care for our aging population is in high demand. AMDA’s Futures Program is a one-year learning experience designed to introduce a career in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) medicine for residents, fellows, and advanced practice providers.
The program begins with an intensive one-day learning experience geared toward clinicians early in their careers and exposes practitioners to the numerous career opportunities available in PALTC medicine. Held in conjunction with PALTC24 – AMDA’s annual conference in San Antonio, TX, Saturday, March 9 through Tuesday, March 12, 2024. The Futures Program will be held on Saturday, March 9. The program . Futures Connect, a year-round online program, provides resources and interaction with PALTC leaders in anticipation that participants will remain engaged with colleagues throughout their careers.
Upon completing the Foundation Futures Program, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the variety of ways to practice in the PALTC setting.
- Delineate the roles and responsibilities of providers/medical directors who serve in PALTC settings.
- Depict the contributions of the interdisciplinary team.
- Describe components of PALTC settings, including clinical capabilities, financing, regulation, commonly used terms, and acronyms.
- List the benefits of AMDA membership, such as professional community participation, advocacy for setting, practice, and patient-specific needs, and CME/CE opportunities in engaging learning formats.
- PGY IV or V Geriatric Medicine/Geriatric Psych Fellows
- PGY II or III Internal Medicine or Family Physician Residents
- Advanced Practitioners: Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants including those completing their training
- Allied Health professionals completing their training
- Previous participants are not eligible to apply
Participants will receive the following benefits:
- Admission to the Futures Program on Saturday, March 9, 2024. Attendance at this all-day event is required.
- Registration to PALTC24 – AMDA’s annual conference from March 10-12, 2024, in San Antonio, TX. Daily attendance at PALTC24 is required.
- One-year membership to AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine beginning January 2024. Membership benefits include a subscription to JAMDA -the Society’s scientific peer-reviewed journal online, and access to members-only content via podcasts and AMDA’s APP.
- Participants will have access to resources provided through Futures Connect, the year-long online program that offers platforms for networking, discussions about topics of clinical interest, and open discussions with PALTC leaders.
Please prepare the following items to upload with your online application:
- Letter of Interest (LOI) – Your LOI should be no more than 250 words and describe your interest in long-term care practice and why you feel you will benefit from participating in this program.
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- A current high-resolution photograph
Read and accept the Futures Program Policies before submitting the online application. Submission of your Futures Program application indicates that you have read and accepted the Futures Program Policies.
A Letter of Support (LOS) by the applicant’s program director or another AMDA member must be emailed to Futures@paltc.org following submission of your online application. Your application will not be complete until we receive the LOS.
The purpose of this policy is to provide a cancellation procedure for Futures participants, should a cancellation be necessary.
Statement of Policy
If a Futures participant would have to decline or withdraw from the Futures Program, they must contact AMDA’s program manager immediately by phone and in writing. The participant’s program director will also be notified of the cancellation.
This policy aims to ensure consistent procedures among Futures participants awarded funding for travel and hotel expenses from the Foundation for PALTC Medicine; it does not apply to those whose expenses are paid by another organization or the participant.
Statement of Travel Policy
- Travel arrangements, including changes and cancellations of travel arrangements, can be made directly by the Futures participant. Flight changes and cancellation fees will be the responsibility of the Futures participant.
- The lowest available airfare shall be sought when booking. All travelers must use economy class.
- If the conference location is within driving distance of the participant, the participant will be reimbursed for mileage (federal rate) and parking fees.
- AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s Annual Conference registration will be paid directly by the Foundation.
- Staff will make the hotel accommodations in AMDA’s annual conference room block. If a participant receives funding and requires private accommodations, the Foundation will provide two nights of hotel accommodations, and the participant will be responsible for additional nights.
- Futures participants will be responsible for the costs of ground transportation to/from the conference and any food costs (breakfast and lunch will be provided on the day of the Futures Program).
The CLICK HERE will take you to the AMDA site, where you must sign in using a current account or create a new account to complete the Futures application.
Many educational programs or employers provide funds to attend a professional conference. If you need funding for travel/lodging expenses, you may submit a Request for Funding when you complete the application. Please note that there are limited funds available.
The application deadline is November 20, 2023.
The Futures Program seeks to expose residents, fellows, and advanced practitioners to the numerous career opportunities available in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) medicine through events. In 2023, 87 practitioners participated in the program.
Aaron Nepaul, MD - Brown University Geriatric Medicine Program, PGY IV
Aasiya Haroon, MD - United Health Services Hospitals Program, PGY IV
Abeeha Naqvi, MD - University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix, PGY IV
Adnan Hussain, MBA, PT - Integrated Rehab Consultants, Adv Practitioner
Akta Bhukhen, MD - Duke Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, PGY IV
Alexandra Gonzalez Velez, MD - Baylor College of Medicine Geriatric Medicine, PGY IV
Amanda Brogna, MSN, WCC, FNP-C - Optum, Adv Practitioner
Andrea Wismann, MD, MPH, FAAFP - University of Oklahoma Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, PGY IV
Andrew Okpe, MD, MPH - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, PGY IV
Anila Medina, MD, MPH - UMass Chan Medical School, Division of Geriatric Medicine, PGY IV
Anthony Jackson, MD - University of Kansas Geriatric Fellowship, PGY IV
Arjun Ram, MD - University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix, PGY IV
Aung Naing Min, MD - Rush University Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, PGY IV
Autumn Brubaker, DO - University of Kansas, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, PGY IV
Ava Thomas, MD - Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, PGY IV
Billal Mohmand, MD - University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix, PGY IV
Brinda Basida, MD - Brown University Geriatric Medicine Program, PGY IV
Chiara Noelle Hortelano, MD - Integrated Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Program
- Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, PGY VClaudiu Moisa, MD - University of Louisville Geriatrics, PGY IV
Clay Thornburg, DNP, AGNP - Blessing Health, Adv Practitioner
Connie Cole, DNP, APRN, PhD - University of Colorado School of Medicine, Postdoc
- Fellow in Palliative Care & Aging
Cristina Marti, MD - Geriatric and Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program, PGY IV
Davita Mabourakh, MD - Duke University Geriatrics Fellowship, PGY IV
Deana Beard, GNP-BC - Acts Retirement Community, Adv Practitioner
Deepanvita Kalvala, MD - University of Toledo, Geriatric Fellowship, PGY IV
Deepu Thomas, MD - UMass Chan Medical School, PGY IV
Desiree Simon, AGPCNP-BC - NOVA Southeastern University, Adv Practitioner
Devin Petrone, MD - Carolinas Medical Center Atrium Health Geriatric Fellow, PGY IV
Diana Elizalde-Rodriguez, MD - University Of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix, PGY IV
Elizabeth Nieves - Boston University Sargent College of Rehabilitation Sciences:
- Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program, PGY II
Ellen Lorenzen, MD - University of Alabama Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, PGY IV
Erika Granda, MD - Atlantic Health System - Morristown Medical Center, PGY IV
Erin Gordon, MD - Wake Forest University, PGY IV
Fallon Longmire, MD - University of Florida at Shands Hospital, Geriatric Medicine, PGY IV
Faris Albakoaa, MD - Walter and Irene Baran Schuylkill Family Medicine
- Residency Program, PGY II
Fernanda Andrade, MD - Florida Atlantic University Geriatric Medicine, PGY V
Gabriel Areoye, MD - Vanderbilt University Geriatric Medicine Fellow, PGY IV
Harsimran Singh, MD - Northwestern University, PGY IV
Jessica Gendernalik, MD - Florida Atlantic University Geriatric Medicine, PGY IV
Jessica Li Eason, MD - Medical University of South Carolina, Geriatrics Department, PGY IV
JiaXi Dong, MD - University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix, PGY IV
Jonathan Triantafyllou, MD - Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Geriatric Medicine
- Fellowship Program, PGY IV
Julie Thomas, NP - Optum Complex Care Management
Kanishk Sharma, MD - Eastern Virginia Medical School Internal Medicine/
- Geriatrics combined program, PGY IV
Karun Singla, MD - UC San Diego Health, PGY IV
Katherine Runkel, MD - University of Colorado, PGY IV
Katlyn McBride, MD - University of Rochester Division of Geriatrics & Aging, PGY IV
Kelsey Cummings-Odoi, BSN - University of Maryland School of Nursing, Adv Practitioner
Kishore Sathiraju, DO, MS - Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, PGY IV
Laura DalSanto, MD, FACP - Integrated Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine program
- Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, PGY V
Laura Moore, MD - University of Michigan, Division of Geriatric & Palliative Medicine, PGY IV
Lea Buda, DO - Hennepin Healthcare Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, PGY IV
Leela Kantamneni, MD - Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, PGY IV
Lindi Berkey, MD, BSN - Duke University Geriatric Fellowship, PGY IV
Lisa Smith, DO - Maine Dartmouth Geriatric Medicine, PGY IV
Loida Del Rio Lopez, MD - Northeast Georgia Medical Center GME, PGY III
Lydia Vorsteveld, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, APRN - Helen Porter Rehabilitation and Nursing
Maki Nakazato, MD - Stanford Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, PGY IV
Masaki Kobayashi, MD - Rochester Regional Health System Geriatrics Fellowship, PGY IV
Matthew Nelson, MD - University of Rochester Division of Geriatrics & Aging, PGY IV
Mehwish Siddiqui, MD - Saint Louis University Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, PGY IV
Naa Akawa Koppoe, MD - University of Michigan, Geriatric Medicine, PGY IV
Nadia Ijaz, MBBS, MS - University of Maryland, PGY IV
Nadine Bos, DO - Duke University Geriatrics Fellowship, PGY IV
Nida Shuttari, MD - Harvard Multicampus Geriatrics Fellowship, PGY IV
Nishay Tariq, MD - Brown University/ Rhode Island Hospital-Geriatrics Fellowship, PGY IV
Patricia Boromee, MD - Stony Brook University Hospital, PGY IV
Paulo Carvalho, MD, MBA - Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
- Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, PGY IV
Pavitri Dwivedi, DO - Care Point Health, Christ Hospital Jersey City, PGY III
Ravnit Bhatia, MD - Stanford Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, PGY IV
Rebecca Russell, MD - Penn Medicine Geriatrics Fellowship, PGY IV
Reni Raj, MD - Baylor College of Medicine Geriatric Medicine, PGY IV
Ruthanne Sobecki, DO - UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, PGY IV
Samuel Cork, RN - Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Sara Brainerd, APRN, AGNP-C - Optum, Adv Practitioner
Sara Medina-Bielski, MD - Mayo Clinic Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, PGY IV
Sarah Burton, AGACNP-BC - Front Range Geriatric Medicine, Adv Practitioner
Sariya Siddiqi, MD - Rush University Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, PGY IV
Sorah Levy, MSN, RN - University of Maryland School of Nursing, Adv Practitioner
Suleyman Goksu, MD - Loyola University Medical Center, PGY IV
Tarisai Nyahoda, MD - Saint Louis University Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, PGY IV
Ujval Choksi, MD - UAMS, PGY IV
Vanessa Crerar, DO - Mayo Clinic Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, PGY IV
Vanessa Joyce Evardone, MD - Florida Atlantic University Geriatric Medicine, PGY IV
Victoria Beamer, MD - Duke University Geriatrics Fellowship, PGY IV
Virginia Mashack, DO - Medical University of South Carolina Geriatric Medicine Fellow, PGY IV
Zoe Loitz - Boston University Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy, PGY II
Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD
I heard about a conference in San Diego when I was a fellow. I honestly did not know much about what AMDA did, but San Diego sounded lovely, so I applied for some program named “Futures” to facilitate offset my costs, and I’ve never looked back! It was transformative because once there, I felt I’d found my professional home and was intrigued by the prospect of focusing my career on long-term care. I met colleagues from Colorado and Pam Tyrrel, a local medical director, was gracious enough to bring me on as her assistant medical director during my second year of fellowship. The day after I finished my fellowship, I started as the medical director of a struggling building, and the fun began! Fortunately, I always had AMDA colleagues and resources to help guide me through those challenging waters. A few years later, Cheryl Phillips asked if I would help with the Futures Program, and I’ve treasured the inspiration they infuse into the meeting year after year. Then, when Heidi White began co-chairing Futures, and I had an opportunity to learn from her, it really could not get any better. I’m grateful that at every step along my career path, AMDA has been there to help me professionally and personally. Wonderful to know that all of this nurturing started with Futures!
Futures Class 2002
Former AMDA President
Cara Wallace, PhD, LMSW, APHSW-C
I was thrilled to be a part of the program. I was the only social worker in the group, but I remember feeling welcomed by everyone! It was also my first time at the PALTC conference, and being a part of FUTURES helped me to feel connected in what otherwise would have been a very overwhelming experience. I am happy to report that I was awarded my first NIH grant as PI, an R21 entitled The Impact of Live Discharge from Hospice on Patients and Caregivers.
Futures Class of 2016
Suzanne Gillespie, MD, RD, CMD
For me, participating in the Futures Program was life-changing. It gave me a vision for what a career in PALTC medicine could be and provided me with a community that has helped me realize that vision.
Futures Class of 2005
2022 AMDA President
Milta Little, DO, CMD
I think for many people, this journey towards PALTC leadership begins at the Futures Program, so I will always be a strong advocate of the program.
Futures Class of 2010
2023 AMDA President
Jamyl Walker, MSN, APRN, AGNP-C
My experience as a Futures participant encouraged me to redirect my practice in geriatrics and focus my effort towards achieving better: better outcomes for my patients, better practice surrounding inclusive healthcare in my community, and maintaining better self-care to continue advocacy and awareness regarding aging.
Futures Class of 2016
The Foundation for Post-Acute & Long-Term Care Medicine is proud to provide the funding to support the Futures Program.