Why Choose Us?
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 older adults with diverse medical conditions. The range of experiences and settings are described in more detail on our Clinical Training page.
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
Clinical Educator Track
We offer a clinician educator track for sub-specialty fellows that are considering careers as clinician educators. This one-year track will provide participants with a strong foundation in curriculum design, education theory, pedagogy, and presentation skills. It will provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to take a scholarly approach to teaching learners of all levels in small group, large group, and clinical settings. This track is incorporated into the fellow’s sub-specialty training and does not require extending the training period.
Optional second and third years of training are available for those who wish to pursue a research career and qualify as trainees on federally funded grants.
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.
If you have questions about our Geriatrics fellowship program, please contact our Program Director:
Ellen F. Binder, MD