The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship is open to board-certified physicians and residency graduates in family medicine and internal medicine. The fellowship, a one-year program, is a collaborative effort between the University of Missouri Departments of Family and Community Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship program is fully accredited, and upon successfully completing their year-long training, fellowship graduates meet the requirements to take the Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) examination in Geriatric Medicine.

Clinical Training

Clinical training for Geriatric Medicine Fellows includes three or four weekly sessions of ambulatory practice. Fellows also participate in comprehensive geriatric assessment with a multidisciplinary team.

Geriatric Medicine Fellows also follow nursing home, hospice, and home care patients. For three months, they have one day per week of geropsychiatry, and for six months, they work part-time with the Family Medicine inpatient service and perform geriatrics consults throughout the hospital. There are also one-month block rotations in physical medicine and rehabilitation and palliative care. In clinic, Fellows supervise students and residents.

Links to Clinical Training Sites

Didactics Activities

for the geriatric medicine fellowship include:

  • Interactive Geriatric Medicine Seminars
  • Journal Club
  • Multidisciplinary Center on Aging Seminars
  • Visiting Community Resources
  • Grand Rounds
  • Geriatric and Palliative Care Provider Meetings
  • Quality Improvement Focused Activity

Salary and Benefits Information

Fellowship Faculty

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Academic Fellowship

Geriatric Medicine Fellows who want to continue their education may apply to MU’s Academic Primary Care Fellowship program after they complete their year-long training. If accepted, Academic Fellows pursue either the two-year research track or the year-and-a-half master educator track.

Academic Fellows meet with faculty to develop an educational plan consistent with their professional goals. They must complete the requirements for a Master of Science degree, which include an original research or scholarly project and 30 hours of graduate coursework. The core curriculum for an MS degree consists of courses in clinical research methods, epidemiology, biostatistics, and evidence-based medicine.

Applicants to the Academic Primary Care Fellowship must be either a US citizen or a permanent resident to meet federal funding requirements.

Read more about the Academic Primary Care Fellowship.

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for a Geriatric Medicine Fellowship position, please use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). To locate our program in ERAS, enter ACGME ID number, 1252821026, or in the NRMP use match code 1994125F0.

Our fellowship welcomes applications from all eligible candidates meeting the requirements listed in Section III of the ACGME Program Requirements booklet.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Fellowship applicant eligibility guidelines are outlined in Section III A of the ACGME Program Requirements booklet. We also accept applications from exceptionally qualified individuals as described in the ACGME program requirements booklet.
  • Must demonstrate a strong commitment to Geriatric Medicine.
  • Must demonstrate ability to speak fluent English.
  • Must be eligible for a Missouri Medical License.
  • Must hold a valid ECFMG certificate by Jan 1.
  • Must obtain J-1 Visa prior to program start date.

Required documents

  • Personal statement.
  • Three letters of recommendations from persons familiar with your clinical performance, at least one of these must be from your Residency Director.
  • Transcript and Dean’s letter of reference (MSPE).
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores.
  • Recent photograph.

Personalized Interview Day

When you call to arrange an interview, you will be asked about your needs and interests. A personalized interview day will be created for you. You can expect interviews with faculty and fellows and tours of our hospitals and clinics. Lodging will be provided and can be arranged when you call to set up the interview. You will also have the opportunity to dine with members of the fellowship the night before your interview.

Application deadline is Nov. 1

For details, contact Diane Herigon at 573-884-7060 or gerifellow@health.missouri.edu