Department of Geriatrics

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program

Mission & Vision

Our mission:  To provide the highest quality of care to older adults while training healthcare professionals. 

Our vision:  For today’s students, residents, and fellows to become tomorrow’s leaders in caring for the elderly.

Steven Swedlund, M.D., Director

The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program offered by the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Geriatrics is uniquely structured to allow the fellow to guide his/her training. Our one-year fellowship is comprised of 13 block rotations (four weeks each) with rotations in Hospital Consult Service, 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 and ambulatory outpatient service are built into the weekly schedule. Our main training sites are Miami Valley Hospital, Hospice of Dayton, the Dayton VA Medical Center and the Miami Valley Hospital South.

The WSU Department of Geriatrics leads a dynamic and forward thinking interdisciplinary team of clinicians and affiliated professionals with diverse expertise in the care of older adults. This team consists of geriatricians, residents, nurse practitioners, community health and social workers, researchers, pharmacists and 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 regular didactics sessions, and provides the geriatric fellow 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
Last edited on 07/27/2017.