Program Overview

The mission of our geriatric fellowship program is to develop geriatricians who will become leaders in the field of academic and clinical geriatrics, and to provide training which will be sufficient to enable graduates to obtain certification in Geriatric Medicine by the American board of internal Medicine or American Board of Family Practice.We are proud to have one of the most highly regarded fellowship programs in geriatric medicine in the country at Mount Sinai, training an average of six physicians each year in a two-year program. The goal of this fellowship is to train future academic leaders with excellent foundations in patient care and strong research backgrounds. The evolution of our program reflects the changing face of geriatric medicine and the new opportunities available in geriatrics. Our department is at the national forefront of advancing geriatric education to train academic leaders for the future. To attain our goals, we follow a quality-improvement model.

The fellowship format allows the fellow to choose one of the following tracks to specialize in during his/her second year:

  • Clinician-Educator
  • Palliative Care
  • Clinical Research
  • Basic Science
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Home Care
  • Long Term Care

We believe that offering specialized fellowship tracks will allow fellows to better tailor their training program to career goals in a rapidly changing health care environment.

The fellowship received a five-year re-accreditation from the American Board of Internal Medicine Residency Review Committee in 2004. Since that time, our drive for excellence has continued to lift our reputation, and currently our geriatrics specialty services ranked #2 in the nation, while our geriatrics education program remains among the nation’s best.


Contact Us

Fellowship Academic Coordinator
Tel: 212-241-8110

Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1070
New York, NY 10029-6574