University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Graduate Success in the Geriatric Medicine Clinical Fellowship

Key Outcomes

  • 100% Board pass rate in the past 10 years
  • 48% of graduates in the past 10 years have gone on to take leadership roles within two years of graduating fellowship
  • 100% Match rate in the past 10 years for graduating fellows choosing to pursue additional ACGME-sponsored fellowships after geriatrics training

Meet an Alum

Benjamin Rosenstein, MD

Class of 2021
Post-graduate employment:
Assistant professor, University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

In addition to practicing general outpatient, inpatient, and nursing home care, Dr. Rosenstein redeveloped his department's residency geriatrics curriculum, will act as primary preceptor for the resident geriatrics rotation and is developing a presence within a local skilled-nursing facility for a longitudinal experience.

How our program prepared him: 

"The program provided a true foundation in geriatrics assessment, cognitive assessment, goals of care, and understanding of systems so that I felt comfortable dropping into a new nursing home and taking on complex SAR admissions and reviewing LTC residents, even though I am practically on my own.

"Dr. Alexis Eastman provided me opportunities and support in developing outpatient consults through GAC and POSH clinics, which I have used in the SNF and with memory assessment in my own clinic. She was also a great resource to review ideas when I knew I would be in an academic position somewhat similar to hers. 

"Additionally, I count Dr. Steven Barczi as a mentor. He also has a deep interest in geriatrics education and was supportive of enhancing my fellowship to support my own interest in this area.

"I should also bring up Dr. Art Walaszek. I have reached out to him to review talks and writing, given his experience with Wisconsin Public Radio and his books."