Overview – Geriatrics

ACGME Fellowship Program

The Geriatrics Fellowship Program at The University of Chicago is one of the premiere geriatrics fellowship programs in the country. It is led by Fellowship Director, Dr. Katherine Thompson, Associate Professor of Medicine. Fellows may train in one of the following programs:

  • Clinical Geriatric Medicine (Year 1)
  • Geriatric Oncology Program (Geriatric Medicine Year 1)
  • Optional 2nd and 3rd year research in Geriatric Medicine (Years 2 and 3 with an emphasis on research)
  • Combined Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Fellowship (18 months of combined geriatrics and palliative medicine training and 6 months of research)

All clinical training programs meet the requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Minimum requirements for admission to our program include:

  • M.D. or equivalent degree
  • Successful completion of an ACGME-certified Internal Medicine or Family Practice Residency Program
  • U.S. citizen, Canadian citizen, or permanent resident of the U.S. H1 and J1 visas considered on a case by case basis.
  • Graduates of medical schools outside the U.S. and Canada, require certification by the USMLE/FLEX

University of Chicago Graduate Medical Education

For information regarding contracts, stipends, Visa and other policies, please visit the GME Resources page.