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Get extensive training in geriatrics at UNM. Apply through ERAS today.


Apply for an accredited one-year Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine. Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Residency Matching Program.  

The geriatrics fellowship is open to physicians who are board-eligible or board-certified in internal medicine or family medicine. You will get comprehensive training in geriatrics and develop the skills, judgement and professional ethics necessary to care for a diverse population of seniors 

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What You Will Learn

As a fellow, you will complete rotations at the University of New Mexico and the Veterans Administration Hospital. UNM operates a free-standing Senior Health Center for ambulatory care patients. The VA Hospital offers an ambulatory care program, a home care program and a rehabilitation program.  
In addition to monthly rotations, you will have continuity experiences which include outpatient clinics, nursing home and home visits. UNM Health has a uniquely diverse mix of patients providing a broad experience for our fellows. 

Clinical Experience  

Your year will be divided into oneto two-month block rotations: 

  • Geriatric subspecialty
    • Audiology 
    • Dermatology 
    • Neuropsychology testing 
    • Orthopedics 
    • Rheumatology 
    • Sleep disorders 
    • Urology/oncology 
    • Geropsychiatry  
    • Home based primary care 
    • Hospice and palliative care (inpatient and outpatient) 
    • Nursing home medical directorship 
    • Rehabilitation 

    You will choose one elective from: 

    • Ethics 
    • Inpatient 
    • Neurology 
    • Rheumatology  
    • Special project 

    Educational Experiences  

    In addition to monthly rotations, you will attend a series of teaching conferences. The UNM Department of Internal Medicine hosts Geriatric Interest Rounds, Journal Club, Internal Medicine Grand Rounds and more. 

    There is also a quality improvement project and opportunities to become involved in research and material review for the geriatric board exam. 

Geriatrics Medicine Fellowship Contact  

Program Director

Sandra Qaseem, MD 
Department of Internal Medicine 
MSC 10 5550
1 University of New Mexico

Program Coordinator

Monica Eissele
Albuquerque, NM 87131- 0001
Phone: (505) 272-7208