Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Training

The Geriatrics Fellowship Program at IU School of Medicine is a vibrant program with the capacity to train six fellows per year. Training occurs within the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. Fellows benefit from the expertise of faculty who are part of a division dedicated to geriatric medicine.

Clinical Training Details

Clinical training for geriatrics fellows occur in three unique hospital settings, where fellows see patients across the continuum of care.

Didactic-type training occurs during dedicated academic sessions through weekly clinical conferences such as grand rounds and core lectures and academic half days, where extended care topics can be discussed.

Fellows interested in pursuing a career as nursing home medical director could apply for this track. Through IU School of Medicine Geriatric’s CMD-mentored fellowship experience, one year of the required two-years medial director experience may be completed during the fellowship period.

Under this track arrangements are made for the fellow to hold a position as an Associate Medical Director in a long-term care setting for one year during fellowship training, under the supervision of a Certified Medical Director faculty members. After completing a second year of post fellowship year of medical directorship, (within five years of completing the fellowship), the fellow fulfills this component of the CMD requirements.

This track provides fellows with a comprehensive medical directorship experience, covering the four key areas: physician leadership, patient care‐clinical leadership, quality of care and elements of CMD.

Geriatrics research opportunities are available for fellows who are interested.

Advanced Training

The second and third years of fellowship are available for fellows pursuing an academic career in Geriatric Medicine with focused training in:

  • Research (three-year track)
  • Education (two-year track)
  • Administration (two-year track)

Funding for formal coursework under the CITE program, Academy of Teaching Scholars, and Center for Teaching and Learning. Mentorship is provided by nationally and internationally recognized clinicians, clinician- educators and clinician-researchers to ensure success.


Geriatrics fellows at IU School of Medicine are fully funded to attend the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Annual Meeting. Fellows not restricted by their visa status are allowed to moonlight in a variety of settings when approved by the program director. Fellows receive full medical and dental coverage at no cost to them.

Fellowship Admissions

Applicants who are planning to apply for a Geriatrics Fellowship must go to ERAS website to submit an application. For questions regarding the application process via ERAS, please visit the ERAS Fellowship website or call ERAS at 215-966-3940
All clinical fellowship positions are offered through the match only.

Current internal/external fellows who are interested in completing an advanced year fellowship program must email the Fellowship Coordinator, Patty Sloan. All academic or advanced fellowships in teaching, research and administration are separate from the match.

New for 2019-2020 academic year is an Integrated Geriatrics-Palliative Medicine Fellowship. In this two-year program, a special emphasis is placed on interprofessional, complex needs of older adults and a holistic approach for the patient and the caregivers. The curriculum includes 16 months of clinical experiences with 8 months of professional development offered. Physicians interested in seeking a combined fellowship can contact the Fellowship Coordinator. Interviewing begins in August for the following academic year and is highly competitive.


Glenda R. Westmoreland, MD

Glenda R. Westmoreland, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Felipe P. Perez, MD

Felipe P. Perez, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Adnan Arseven, MD

Adnan Arseven, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine