Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
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 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
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
Stipends and Benefits
In addition to a yearly stipend, Geriatric Medicine Fellows receive:
- A generous benefits package
- Malpractice coverage
- More information
- David Beck, MD – Geriatric Psychiatry
- James Campbell, PhD – Medical Sociology
- Jack Colwill, MD – Family Medicine
- Kevin Craig, MD, MSPH – Family Medicine, Geriatrics
- David Cravens, MD, MSPH – Family Medicine, Geriatrics
- Kevin Everett, PhD, MSPH – Clinical Psychology
- Linda Headrick, MD, MS – Internal Medicine, Medical Education
- Michael Hosokawa, EdD – Medical Education
- Kevin Kane, MD, MSPH – Family Medicine
- Richelle Koopman, MD, MS – Family Medicine
- Robin Kruse, PhD, MSPH – Statistical Applications and Analysis
- Michael LeFevre, MD, MSPH – Family Medicine
- Erik Lindbloom, MD, MSPH – Family Medicine, Geriatrics
- Jane McElroy, PhD – Epidemiology
- Susan Meadows, MLS – Research Information Support
- David Mehr, MD, MS – Family Medicine, Geriatrics
- Debra Oliver, PhD – Gerontology
- William Steinmann, MD – Internal Medicine
- James Stevermer, MD, MSPH – Family Medicine
- Paul Tatum, MD – Family Medicine, Geriatrics
- Karli Urban, MD – Family Medicine, Geriatrics
- Steven Zweig, MD, MSPH – Family Medicine, Geriatrics
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- University of Missouri Graduate Medical Education
- University of Missouri Department of Internal Medicine
- MU Interdisciplinary Center on Aging
- Accreditation Council for Graduate Medicine Education
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
Applications for the University of Missouri Geriatrics Fellowship Program are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
Qualified applicants will:
- Currently be in or have completed a US ACGME accredited residency program.
- Demonstrate a strong commitment to Geriatric Medicine.
- Be eligible for a Missouri Medical License.
- Speak fluent English
- International Applicants must obtain a J-1 Visa and hold a valid ECFMG certificate before the program start date.
Required documents are listed below and should be uploaded to ERAS:
- 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 November 1st
Our fellowships are currently accepting applications for 2015-2016. Please return to this page for updates or contact: