Department of Geriatrics

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program

Mission & Vision

Our mission: To provide the highest quality of care to older adults in our community while training future healthcare professionals in that standard of excellence.

Our vision: For today’s students, residents, and fellows to become tomorrow’s leaders in primary and specialized care for older adults.


The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program offered by the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Geriatrics is uniquely structured to maximize individualized and one on one educational opportunities, while encouraging fellows to guide the training experience to meet their future practice goals. Our one-year fellowship is comprised of 13 block rotations (four weeks each) with rotations in Hospice/Palliative Care, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Long Term Care/Medical Direction, Neurology, Women’s Health, Geriatric Psychiatry and Elective/Research. From these rotations, fellows can identify specific areas where they would like to concentrate additional time. In addition to these core rotations, longitudinal care in skilled nursing facilities, home visits, outpatient clinic, and Senior Assessment Geriatric Evaluations, are built into the weekly schedule. Our main training sites are Miami Valley HospitalHospice of Dayton, and the Dayton VA Medical Center.

The WSU Department of Geriatrics leads a dynamic and forward thinking interprofessional team of clinicians and affiliated professionals with diverse expertise in the care of older adults. This team consists of geriatricians, resident physicians and fellows, nurse practitioners, community health and social workers, researchers, pharmacists, as well as community organization leaders from the local Alzheimer’s Association, Adult Protective Services and the Area Agency on Aging. The team meets on a weekly basis in addition to weekly education sessions to provide our faculty and learners an outstanding opportunity to learn from this vast wealth of experience and dedication.

Application Process and Criteria

ACGME #: 1253831072

The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship is a one-year clinical training program for physicians who are board certified or board eligible from an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved internal medicine or family medicine residency. Two fellows are accepted annually through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), and are expected to start July 1; however, accommodations for off-cycle trainees will be considered. Only electronic applications are accepted via the Electronic Resident Application System (ERAS). You will need to provide:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from a program director
  • Official transcripts from your medical school

Program Director

Dan Swagerty, Jr., MD, MPH

Professor, Geriatrics and Internal Medicine
2555 University Blvd 203, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Last edited on 07/18/2023.