Division of internal medicine for the elderly - Trois-Chêne


Mission of the Trois-Chêne Rehabilitation and Internal Medicine

  • The SMIR-Trois-Chêne Division of Rehabilitation and Internal Medicine conducts clinical, education and research activities in the Department of Rehabilitation and Geriatrics. The Head of Division and two high level senior physicians in the division are Internal Medicine Specialists.
  • The SMI-R provides care for elderly patients who require acute care in rehabilitation and general internal medicine that most often involves complex comorbidities.
  • The SMI-R has a Continuing Care Unit (CCU) to closely monitor and provide treatments adapted to patients in the most acute situations. The SMI-R works very closely with the Bone Diseases Division within a care unit to provide post-fracture rehabilitation in the area of geriatric orthopedics.
  • In general, the rehabilitation framework at Trois-Chêne, which includes physiotherapy and occupational therapy, is available to patients in need in order to provide quality in a recovery and a return to independence.


Clinical research activities of the Beau-Séjour Division of Rehabilitation and Internal Medicine (SMIR Beau-Séjour) are focused on optimizing the admissions and care processes.

It builds on a research group at the Geneva Faculty of Medicine. Research collaborations with other Swiss and foreign groups are part of their normal activities.


The Beau-Séjour Division of Rehabilitation and  Internal Medicine (SMIR Beau-Séjour) has been recognized by the FMH as being Level A for training in general internal medicine.

Pre-graduate Education

Senior and university physicians at the Beau-Séjour SMIR are heavily involved in pre-graduate education and specifically in the following courses: