Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program

The Washington University School of Medicine Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine is open to qualified physicians who have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited residency in Internal Medicine or Family Practice. Our goal is to develop outstanding clinicians and healthcare leaders in the areas of clinical geriatrics, medical education, aging research and health care improvement. Our small size provides for high quality interactions between faculty and fellows, and the flexibility to customize the learning experience to each fellow’s career goals.

The fellowship consists of a mandatory one-year clinical experience. Our training program emphasizes interdisciplinary team management of elderly patients with diverse medical conditions. The range of experiences and settings are described in more detail on our Curriculum page.

Optional unaccredited second and third years of training are available to those candidates who wish to pursue a career in academia as a researcher or clinical educator.

The depth and breadth of expertise and resources at Washington University can support specialization in a variety of areas, including

  • Cognitive disorders
  • Nutrition and obesity
  • Physical frailty
  • Geriatric cardiology
  • Bone disease
  • Driving assessment

Trainees have access to resources and expertise through numerous research cores and programs, including the Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science, the Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), the Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC), the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) and the Institute for Public Health.

Program DirectorEllen F. Binder, MD

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