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We accept highly qualified candidates at any time.  We participate in the NRMP Fellowship Match. If you are interested in applying for any available positions outside of the Match, please contact us.

Eligibility

For application to the Geriatric Fellowship program, the applicant should be either:

  • A graduate of a U.S. or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), or
  • A graduate of a college of osteopathic medicine in the U.S., which is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or
  • A graduate of a medical school outside of the U.S. who has completed a residency in internal medicine or family medicine in a U.S. program and who has a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction.

Each applicant must also have passed USMLE parts I, II, and III or the COMLEX parts I, II, and III prior to the time they will begin training.

Candidates for Fellowship must be board eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Practice.

All incoming fellows are required to be licensed to practice medicine in Utah by the time they start their training at the University of Utah.

All applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Application

All applications are processed through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

Required documentation for program application is uploaded to the ERAS system by the applicant and includes:

  • Fully completed Fellowship Application form
  • Minimum of two letters of recommendation, to be forwarded directly to the Geriatric Fellowship Training Program by the parties providing the reference
  • Curriculum Vitae and Personal Statement
  • USMLE scores parts I, II, and III or the COMLEX scores parts I, II, and III

Additional documentation required from international medical graduates:

  1. Copy of green card, visa (J-1) or documentation of U.S. citizenship
  2. Valid ECFMG certificate with Clinical Skills Assessment certification
  3. Evidence of previous training in the United States or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons or the College of Family Physicians of Canada

Selection

Application Review Process--Done through NRMP, for more info: http://www.nrmp.org/participating-fellowships/

The Program Director and a fellowship selection committee will review applications. Criteria as set forth by the ACGME Program Requirements, the Resident Recruitment Committee, and the University of Utah School of Medicine will be applied in the review process.

In screening applicants, reviewers look at:

The quality of letters of recommendation
The quality of applicant’s medical school and residency training
The applicant's interest in practicing Geriatric Medicine

Interviews

Based upon the quality of the application materials and academic credentials, the applicant may subsequently be invited for an interview. Applicants will be interviewed by no less than four faculty members, as well as the Division Chief whenever possible, and meet with current fellows in the Geriatric Training program. During the interview process, the applicant will be provided with the following materials:

  • Stipend/Compensation memo, to include information on compensation rates, benefits summary, and liability coverage
  • Example of the fellow rotation schedule, monthly call schedule and monthly conferences
  • Standards of Performance statement
  • Work Hours and Supervision policy
  • Vacation / Absence policy
  • Form for international medical graduates to sign, if the applicant is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. By signing, the applicant agrees to obtain a J-1 visa before beginning training, if accepted into the Geriatric Fellowship Training program

Decision

Following the interview process, a rank order list will be submitted to the NRMP. Specific criteria for rank order will be as follows:

    The quality of letters of recommendation
    The quality of Applicant’s medical school and residency training
    The applicant's interest in practicing Geriatric Medicine
    Interview evaluation

Please contact Carole Baraldi - carole.baraldi@hsc.utah.edu - for any further questions.