Education and Training

Training Leaders in Geriatrics

The Duke Division of Geriatrics is a pioneer in establishing programs to train physician-scientists and clinician-educators in geriatric medicine.

Fellowship Program

To meet the rapidly growing need for physicians trained to provide the specialized care that many older people require, the Geriatrics Fellowship Program at Duke University Medical Center offers one of the nation's most comprehensive and rigorous academic programs in the field.

Our program trains excellent physicians to become leaders in clinical care, research, an education in geriatrics and gerontology. The experiences and mentoring provided in the course of the fellowship help trainees identify career goals and take the first crucial steps toward achieving them. Many of our former fellows are division chiefs and program directors around the nation.

The curriculum is enriched with training in evidence-based medicine, clinical teaching skills, quality improvement, and interdisciplinary team care.

The Geriatrics Fellowship Program capitalizes on the facilities of the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Development and the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

For more information, including how to apply, please visit our Geriatrics Fellowship Web site.

Care in Aging Network

The Duke Division of Geriatrics Care in Aging Network provides educational resources to clinicians, medical students, patients, and their families.

For log-in information for the network's Web site, please contact:

Michele Burgess
Phone: 919-660-7577

Continuing Medical Education

Duke Geriatrics offers an array of continuing medical education (CME) courses and conferences. 


Duke's one-week mini-fellowships cover key topics and trends in medical education on the care of older adults. Focused on faculty development, the programs are aimed at expanding the curriculum design and clinical teachings skills of clinician educators. The mini-fellowships provide participants with the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to improve geriatrics education and positively impact patient care. 

Learn more about the mini-fellowships.