Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine is pleased to have received ACGME accreditation for our Geriatric Medicine Fellowship in collaboration with the West Palm VA Medical Center (WPVAMC).

We are recruiting two inaugural fellows to join us in a beautiful area of the country – the “Sunshine State” - with warm winters and ready access to beautiful beaches. In Palm Beach County, the most rapidly growing segment of the population is those 85 and older. The WPVAMC serves over 62,000 Veterans among whom 70% are greater than 65 years old, and has a wide spectrum of Geriatric care facilities and programs that are ideally suited for training the next generation of Geriatricians.

The goals of the Fellowship are to train individuals to become outstanding clinicians who can help alleviate the shortage of health professionals knowledgeable and skilled in the care of older adults in Florida as well as the U.S.; and to provide training opportunities to become clinician-educators and medical administrators, as well as opportunities to develop a focus in scholarship, quality improvement, and research.

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  • Candidates should hold a MD or DO degree and have completed an ACGME three-year internal medicine or family medicine residency.
  • Candidates will be evaluated for interview based on evidence of aptitude and interest in geriatrics during residency training and/or practice with definite plans to include geriatric care in the practice of medicine upon the completion of the fellowship program.
  • Candidates must be eligible for West Palm Beach VA Medical Center Staff privileges.
  • Candidates must be able to abide by the rules of the FAU Geriatrics Fellowship Program and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
  • Candidates should demonstrate excellent academic and clinical performance in residency training defined on the basis of standardized examination scores and program director evaluations.
  • Efforts are made to recruit candidates from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent leadership skills demonstrated in residency training or practice.

How To Apply:

We require the following information:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Copy of USMLE Steps 1, 2, 3 score report (or COMLEX-USA)
  3. Copy of ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  4. Minimum of three letters of recommendation (one must be from the Residency Program Director), with contact information (phone numbers) Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Fellow Application and Selection 2
  5. Personal Statement (one page).
  6. Copy of Medical School Diploma
  7. Copy of Residency Completion Certificate (or letter stating they are due to complete their residency training by matriculation into the fellowship)
  8. Copy of Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Board Certification (if candidate has completed residency training more than two years ago)

Please send these materials by email to the following individuals:

Michael Silverman, MD – [email protected]
Joseph Ouslander, MD – [email protected]
Venus Davis Wallace - [email protected]

Contact Information:

Joseph G. Ouslander, M.D.
Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Geriatric Programs
Chair, Department of Integrated Medical Science
Executive Editor, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Phone: 561-297-0975
Email: [email protected]

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  • Published

    Sep 12, 2023

  • Main Location

    Boynton Beach, Florida

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