Application Process - Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
The Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine welcomes applications to our Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Programs. Applicants to the one-year clinical fellowship must be Board Eligible or Board Certified in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine prior to starting fellowship. This usually means that the applicant is either currently enrolled in and will complete a 3-year residency, or has already completed a 3-year residency in an approved training program in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine in the United States. We consider applications from all qualified individuals regardless of gender, racial or ethnic background, religious affiliation or marital status. The program currently offers up to 5 positions per year.
How to Apply:
We use the Electronic Residency Application Service, or ERAS, which is sponsored by the Association of American Colleges (www.aamc.org). Applications are accepted through ERAS beginning July 1st of the year to which the applicant is applying (12 months prior to anticipated start of fellowship training). All positions are offered through the National Residency Matching Program.
To submit applications through ERAS, applicants must contact the ERAS Fellowship Documents Office and request an electronic token, which is then used to access the ERAS application site. We require the following materials to be submitted through ERAS:
- ERAS Common Application, including e-mail address
- Curriculum Vitae (ERAS format is acceptable)
- Personal Statement
- Three Letters of Recommendation
- USMLE Transcript and Results
- If applicable, a copy of your ECFMG certificate and visa
In order to receive full consideration from our program, applicants should submit the above materials to ERAS in a timely manner.
For other correspondence, you can reach us at:
Suzanne Ventura, MSW, Program Manager
Jacob B. Blumenthal, MD, FACP, Program Director
Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
410-605-7000 ext. 5-5426
Upon review of ERAS materials, applicants will receive e-mails confirming completion of their application and advising whether they have been invited to come for an interview. Applicants are advised to check their e-mails for correspondence regarding the status of their applications.
Please visit the Virginia Office of Academic Admissions for information about the Advanced Fellowship in Geriatrics fellowship.
Although candidates are responsible for their own expenses, discounted hotel rates are available to those who have been invited for an interview. Participating hotels include the Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, Hampton Inn-Baltimore/Camden Yards and the Baltimore Hilton, all of which are located near campus. Candidates must identify themselves as interviewing at the University of Maryland Department of Medicine, and ask for the UM Preferred Rate.