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Geriatrics Clinical Fellowship

Geriatrics Clinical Fellowship

Our training program features a variety of rotations representative of clinical opportunities for geriatrics.  Settings include an academic tertiary health care center, a regional Veterans Administration medical center and local continuing care retirement communities. 

The core of the fellowship curriculum is based on longitudinal clinical experiences.  Fellows have a continuity clinic at the George E. Whalen Veterans Administration medical Center and the University of Utah Geriatrics Clinic.  These clinics offer exposure to a diverse older adult population in the spectrum of geriatric ambulatory primary care.  Fellows also follow a panel of patients in a long-term care setting. 

Additional required clinical rotations include home-based primary care, skilled nursing post-acute care, cognitive disorders clinic, geriatric psychiatry clinic and a variety of ambulatory consultative clinics.   

Elective Options

Fellows are encouraged to pursue elective experiences consistent with their unique career goals.  We offer the following electives:

  • Urology
  • Urogynecology
  • Movement Disorders
  • Inpatient Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Dermatology
  • Hospital Elder Life Program
  • Cardiac Risk Reduction
  • Geriatric rheumatology
  • Thrombosis Clinic
  • Pre-operative assessment clinic
  • Dyspnea and Heart Failure Clinic
  • Osteoporosis Clinic


Our fellows do not take in-house calls.  Each fellow is required to take an average of one week of call from home per month.  A faculty member is always on back-up call with the fellow.

Scholarly Activity

Education and scholarly pursuit are essential components of our program. Fellows participate in the following: 

  • Journal Club
  • Grand Rounds (Geriatric and Internal Medicine)
  • Research Conference
  • Clinical Conference
  • Board Review Sessions
  • American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting
  • Regional Geriatrics Meetings

Over the course of the year, fellows are required to give clinical presentations, lead journal club, engage in a scholarly project (e.g., quality improvement, research, or other) and give a capstone lecture about their project. 

Contact Us

Natalie Sanders, DO

Program Director

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Nicholas Brening, MD

Associate Program Director

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Raechelle Ben

Program Manager


Phone: 801-585-1686