Geriatric Medicine

Information for Fellowship Applicants

Dear Fellowship Applicant,

We offer a comprehensive one or two-year fellowship program in Geriatric Medicine that integrates outstanding, nationally recognized academic and clinical resources. As a Hartford Center of Excellence, we provide fellows with thorough training in research methodology and medical education. Our program seeks to train exceptional and caring physicians to become future leaders in geriatric medicine. It is designed for physicians completing training in Internal Medicine or Family Practice who have completed their residency in the United States. The fellowship offers a one or two-year program, with the second year focused primarily on research.

Clinical training experiences are offered at the Wright Center on Aging, a state of the art community-based primary care facility; the Amsterdam House, our outstanding academic long-term care affiliated institution with excellent rehabilitation services; and the House Call Program, providing primary care for home-bound older adults. We also offer training experiences in a wide array of geriatric in-patient services -- the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) in-patient unit, the Geriatric Medicine Consult Service and our impressive Palliative Care Consultation Service. In addition, fellowship training includes a strong emphasis on geriatric mental health throughout all fellowship venues.

Fellows benefit from the opportunity to work closely with nationally renowned researchers and clinical specialists in fields of interest to geriatrics. The fellowship focuses on the importance of the multi-disciplinary team with strong interdisciplinary relationships with nurse practitioners, social workers, physicians' assistants, therapists, and other health care providers to ensure a complete training experience in geriatric medicine.

Starting July, 2013 all Geriatrics Fellowship participate in the fellowship match through the NRMP. Specialty Matches conducted by the NRMP do not provide centralized services for the application process. Geriatric Medicine fellowship programs participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). ERAS, a service developed by the AAMC, transmits application materials via the Internet to programs in residency and selected fellowship specialties. Candidates must apply to the Geriatric Medicine programs of their choice using ERAS. Program directors review candidates' credentials and, if interested, invite them for interviews. Applicants also are responsible for ensuring that they meet all program prerequisites and institutional policies regarding eligibility for appointment to a fellowship position prior to ranking a program through the NRMP.

Detailed information is available at

Please submit a completed application using the ERAS system

A complete fellowship application includes:

  • All required fields in ERAS
  • Photograph (Please label the back of the picture with your first and last name)
  • Personal statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae

The selection of fellows from the pool of eligible applicants will be made on the basis of preparedness, ability, aptitude, credentials, communications skills and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. The Division does not have a minimum USMLE or other minimum score requirements. If a personal interview is desired, you will be notified by phone, email or postal mail. Interviews will be held in October and November.

Dates Event

August 28, 2013 (12 noon ET)

Registration begins for programs and applicants.

November 6, 2013 (12 noon ET)

Rank order list submission begins for programs and applicants.

December 4, 2013 (11:59 p.m. ET)

Quota change deadline.
Programs must submit final information on quotas and withdrawals.

December 18, 2013 (9:00 p.m. ET)

Deadline for registration and ROL certification.
Applicants and programs must certify their rank order list by this date and time.

January 8, 2014 (12 noon ET)

Match Day

  • Filled and Unfilled results for individual programs posted to the Web.
  • Matched and Unmatched information on applicants posted to the Web.
  • Locations of all unfilled positions are released to applicants. Unmatched applicants may begin contacting unfilled programs.

January 9, 2014

Programs begin sending letters of appointment to matched applicants who then must sign and return the letters of appointment.

Licensure/Immigration Requirements
All fellows must maintain appropriate immigration status at all times. Non-U.S. citizens should contact the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates for application of H1B, O, and Greencard sponsorship. New York Presbyterian Hospital does not currently sponsor H1B visa holders.

*Non-U.S. citizens ONLY may work with a Limited Permit to practice medicine in New York State. Information and an application for a Limited Permit can be found at the New York State Education Department Web Site. (

If you have any questions about the training program or the application process, Quincy Leon, Fellowship Coordinator, at 212-746-3539 or via email at [email protected]. Again, thank you for your interest in our program.

Good luck in your career choice.


Barrie Raik, MD
Director, Fellowship Program in Geriatric Medicine

Karin Ouchida, MD
Assistant Director, Fellowship Program in Geriatric Medicine


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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