Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

The primary goal of the fellowship program is to train future clinical and academic leaders in geriatric medicine.

Rotations: Clinical training occurs in all settings appropriate for a practicing geriatrician including: acute hospital, long-term care, patients' homes, hospice, continuing care communities, and ambulatory care practice. During the first year fellows spend an ample amount of time in an acute hospital and long-term care setting. Continuity outpatient and house call sessions continue throughout the two years of fellowship. Formal didactic experiences include a core curriculum in geriatrics, journal club, fellows' conferences, research seminars, grand rounds (medical and geriatrics) and clinical conferences.

Fellows rotate through the following institutions:

Sample Block Diagram - Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program

Rotations – First Year Fellows

Inpatient 14-18 weeks
Outpatient-Ambulatory Care 4 weeks
Long Term Care 8 weeks (4 medical, 4 rehab)
Conference/Vacation/Orientation 6 weeks
Neurology 3 weeks
10 N Fellow 2-4 weeks
Research 2-4 weeks
Psychiatry 3 weeks
Palliative Care 2-4 weeks
Hospice 1-2 weeks
HSS 1 week
POX 1 week

Rotations - Second Year Fellows

Inpatient 7-9 weeks
Outpatient-Ambulatory Care 4 weeks
Palliative Care 1-4 weeks
Research 25 weeks
Elective 4 weeks
Psychiatry 3 weeks
Conference/Vacation 5 weeks
Junior Attending 2 weeks

Note: Second year fellows are also required to give on-going lectures to the Primary Care Clerkship medical students. All fellows have an on-going ANH long-term care continuity experience, weekly outpatient ambulatory sessions at the Wright Center and bi-weekly sessions in the House Call Program.

Research: Research training begins in the first year with attendance at the Division’s Research Design and Methodology Course. During the second year of fellowship, didactic experiences and clinical training continue, but the focus shifts to the development and completion of an individual mentored research project, ideally resulting in a presentation at a national meeting. Research projects may include topics such as clinical epidemiology, communications, economics, ethics, and other areas of geriatric interest.

Fellows are provided ample opportunities to fine-tune their teaching skills via lectures and supervision of medical trainees at all levels in addition to experiences in community health education. The second year fellow still spends some time on acute care and long-term care rotations; however, s/he is expected to function in a junior faculty role, increasing his/her clinical independence. Fellows have an opportunity to participate in a third year of training as clinician/ researchers or clinician/ educators through our Hartford Center of Excellence. This provides a sound foundation to transition from fellowship to junior faculty positions.

Weekly Conferences:

Mental Health Conference

Case Conference (includes Palliative Care)

Journal Club

Core Curriculum

Research Design and Methodology

Program Faculty

Program Fellows

For more information, please visit our website:


Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
ERAS Program Code: 1513512127


Geriatric Medicine

Barrie L. Raik, MD, Program Director
Quincy Leon, Fellowship Coordinator
Room: F-1400H
Tel: (212) 746-3539
Fax: (212) 746-4888
[email protected]

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