Gerontology Fellowship FAQs

What is unique about this fellowship program?

The BIDMC Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine is a top fellowship program with many opportunities for its trainees. BIDMC is a top-ranking US hospital, and prides itself on its dedication to education, clinical care and research. The Why BIDMC page describes the center's qualifications, the Department of Medicine's achievements and the Division of Gerontology's dedication to excellence. This program consistently produces geriatricians and researchers in gerontology who go on to exciting and rewarding careers.

What are the clinical rotations in the program?

Fellows in this program rotate through several affiliated clinical sites, including BIDMC, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Hebrew SeniorLife. Please find a full list on the Program Overview page.

How do I apply?

This program uses the standard ERAS common application form. Additional application requirements can be found on the Application Process page.

What specialized tracks does the program offer?

The Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine offers three specialized tracks for interested and qualified fellows: clinician educator, health care policy and research. Please see the Advanced Training page to learn more about each track.

What benefits can I expect?

The program provides full BIDMC benefits for all fellows. Benefits are detailed on the Graduate Medical Education section of the BIDMC website. If you have questions, you can contact the Benefits Office at (617) 632-9400 or

Does the program admit trainees on a visa?

Yes, the program admits trainees with either J-1 or H1-B visa with an ECFMG certificate. For more information, see the Application Process page.

Who can I contact if I have more questions?

If you have questions about your application, the application process, or the fellowship in general, contact Amanda Aprea (617-632-8684).

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