Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program
This page is intended for those interested in the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Michigan. It contains links to forms for applying to the program as well as information about the activities and seminars available.
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Applications also accepted through ERAS
The University of Michigan Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program is an interdisciplinary program with a wealth of opportunities for qualified physicians who wish to train as geriatricians. Since 1981, the fellowship program has trained 107 physicians who are now launched toward successful careers across a full range of career options ranging from traditional academic medicine to clinical geriatrics in a variety of settings. This program success flows in large part from 35 full-time faculty in the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine and additional resources including the U-M Geriatrics Center and Institute of Gerontology, and a Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the affiliated VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.
The one-year fellowship is designed to meet all requirements for certification by the ABIM or ABFM by providing training in a variety of outpatient, inpatient, and consultative venues including ambulatory clinics in other specialties and subspecialties. Palliative Medicine is an important component of the one year fellowship with additional training available through the accredited Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program in the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine. During the one-year fellowship, two months are available to provide for an introduction to research. Qualified fellows with interest in an academic career are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity for up to two additional years of academic training.
Some of the opportunities at the University of Michigan during a second or third year include mentors for investigation in the areas of basic, clinical and health services research. If a qualified fellow is interested in specific training toward a master’s degree in clinical investigation, that is also available.
For questions send email to the U-M Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program at GerMedFellowshipApps@umich.edu