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Geriatrics Fellowship Overview

Geriatrics Fellowship

The University of Utah’s School of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics offers an ACGME-accredited fellowship program for three fellows. We participate fully in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). We will consider applications outside of the match for any unfilled positions. Applicants must be eligible for board certification in family practice or internal medicine.

Clinical Fellowship

Medicine-Geriatrics Pathway

Advanced Fellowship

Our Fellows

Program Aims

  • To provide diverse training in the subspecialty of geriatrics particularly formulated for the development of clinical and academic leaders in the field;
  • To promote professional, ethical, and compassionate behavior;
  • To ensure a curriculum that provides flexibility for fellows to pursue unique career interests;
  • To provide fellows with the tools to maximize resilience and wellness throughout their career;
  • To graduate geriatric specialists who excel in providing value-based care.

Distinguishing characteristics of this program are:

  • Primacy of education and supervision over clinical service;
  • Key faculty with multiple board certifications including geriatric psychiatry;
  • A variety of clinical venues in a university, VA, and community setting;
  • Opportunities for academic activity and additional degrees;
  • Optional Advanced Fellowship Program;
  • And a beautiful environment.

Recent graduates of our fellowship program have gone on to positions as academic faculty and geriatric program directors, directors of veterans administration geriatric programs, leaders of clinical community geriatric groups, medical directors of extended care facilities, and major contributors in the formulation of governmental geriatric health policy.

Inpatient Geriatric Consult Service

The Inpatient Geriatric Consult Service provides consultative care for hospitalized older adults. It serves the three hospitals on the University of Utah main campus: University of Utah HospitalHuntsman Cancer Institute, and Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital. The consult team consists of an attending geriatrician, APRN (advanced practice registered nurse), and rotating house staff, including internal medicine residents and geriatric fellows. As part of the consultation, we perform a comprehensive geriatric assessment and review the four M's of geriatric care:

  • Medications
  • Mentation (mental activity)
  • Mobility
  • What Matters Most

Culture and Community Statement

The University of Utah Division of Geriatrics is committed to eliminating health disparities by fostering a diverse learning environment that allows each fellow to achieve their personal goals. We actively recruit outstanding physicians from a variety of backgrounds who will become future leaders committed to clinical excellence, education and research with the overarching goal of improving the health of the population they serve and all individuals.


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