University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

University of Wisconsin Geriatric Medicine Clinical Fellowship

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Train at the University of Wisconsin Geriatric Medicine Clinical Fellowship program—one the longest-running programs in the country—and learn to practice geriatrics in any setting, from acute care to home visits.

You'll collaborate with outstanding interprofessional teams to improve care delivery and get the experience you need for the career you want. 

“I came to appreciate not only the opportunity to develop my interests but also to discover new dimensions of the geriatric specialty. I saw an amazing opportunity for growth supported by a wonderful learning environment, with clear support from the division head, Dr. Asthana; the amazing PD and APD, Dr. Chapman and Dr. Barczi; and the clinical and administrative staff.”

—Floreta Shapiro, DO, MA, fellowship alumna

Reasons to Choose Our Program

  • Geriatric medicine is a dynamic specialty, and the UW Geriatric Medicine Clinical Fellowship program allows you to experience the full spectrum of practice: from acute care to ambulatory care and from the subspecialty clinic to home visits.
  • Work with renowned clinician-teachers who work on the national level to shape the curriculum for geriatric medicine education.
  • Learn from cutting-edge physician-scientists whose research improves the care of people with Alzheimer's disease, tackles health disparities, and helps better serve diverse communities.
  • Provide remarkable care to complex older adults with the support of high-functioning and supportive interprofessional teams in every clinical setting. You'll be able to give patients the holistic, person-centered care they deserve!

"I really appreciated the strong mentorship throughout the year, and how enthusiastic everyone is to teach and to help you grow as a geriatrician. If I had the opportunity to go back, I would hands down pick this program again for my geriatrics training."

—Katherine Hoversten, MD, fellowship alumna

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Meet Our Program Director

"During the year you're with us, we give you a strong foundation in core principles and also the opportunity to dig into the areas that are most important to you. We want you to feel like you were listened to, and that you have everything you need to be the geriatrician you want to be."

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