Program Overview: Welcome!

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The Duke Geriatrics fellowship program has a long tradition of excellence in training physicians in clinical care, teaching, and research.

We offer the following fellowship programs in Geriatrics:

This one year fellowship provides trainees with in-depth experiences with the full spectrum of patients, and problems, that geriatricians are likely to encounter, across a variety of clinical settings. Upon successful completion of the year, fellows are prepared for careers caring for older adults in and across a variety of settings and eligible to take the American Board of Internal Medicine Geriatric Medicine Certification Exam.

Click here for a detailed overview of experiences and training sites.

Fellowship Timeline

Why I Chose Duke

"My Duke Geriatric fellowship has been one of my best decisions that I have made in my life. The rotation is set up well to include various care models and settings. You get to work alongside with master clinicians that are full of passion in their work. All the faculties attendings that I came across had great minds, yet humble and down to earth, approachable, and offered fantastic mentorship. They were all inspirational. It was a privilege to spend time with them. Education during my fellowship was excellent. The program encourages to grow academically and personally. There are many opportunities to spend personal time together with the faculty and truly made me feel like a part of a big family. The whole geriatric department is very supportive of each other. The Duke University as an institution also invests greatly in innovation and offers many resources if you are motivated.  Numerous innovative geriatric department programs were initially fellow projects that were carried onto faculty career. I accomplished many things during my fellowship, and I could not have done it if I did not seek geriatric fellowship at Duke. The fellowship program not only prepared me well for the career as a geriatrician, but also helped me find my true passion. It was a life changing time for me, and I would recommend Duke geriatric fellowship to anyone without any reservation." 

Sungyub "Charles" Lew, MD--Fellowship Alumni