Updated: September 19, 2013
The geriatric medicine fellowship is offered collaboratively with the U-M Department of Internal Medicine, and provides comprehensive clinical training in care of the elderly patient, as well as an academic component emphasizing the conduct of original research, regular opportunities to teach and supervise family medicine residents and medical students, and a strong didactic curriculum based at the Turner Geriatrics Center and the Institute of Gerontology. Fellowship graduates are eligible to take the examination for a Certificate of Added Qualification in Geriatrics offered by the American Board of Family Practice.
Applications are available from the U-M Geriatrics Center website. On-Line Application (the preferred method of applying).The program is a joint effort with the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, and includes educational activities at the University Hospital, the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, at the Glacier Hills Care & Rehabilitation Center.
Please send inquiries to:
Dr. Christine Cigolle
c/o Michelle Reinhold
University of Michigan
Department of Internal Medicine
East Ann Arbor Health & Geriatrics Ctr.
4260 Plymouth Rd., Rm. B1-337
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5797
For more information contact Michelle Reinhold
Manjusha Kad, M.D.
Residency: Forbes Family Medicine, Monroeville, Pa.
Medical School: Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
Veronica Nwagwu, M.D.
Residency: St. Mary Mercy Health System, Livonia, Mich.
Medical School: University of Lagos-Nigeria College of Medicine
Amal Othman, M.D.
Residency: MidMichigan Medical Center, Midland, Mich.
Medical School: University of Cairo, Giza, Egypt
Erin Diviney Chun, M.D., 2009 geriatric medicine fellowship graduate, had this to say about the program:
"The geriatric fellowship allowed me to refine my focus within Family Medicine. I was able to expand upon my skills as a clinician gaining additional geriatric exposure in the office, hospital and nursing home settings. I enjoyed the many opportunities I was given as a fellow to educate others, including other members of the department, and the family medicine & internal medicine residents and U-M medical students. I especially enjoyed the chance to participate in the faculty development fellowship.
This was a very well-rounded year that involved balancing the education of self and of others, in a variety of locations and settings, and having the opportunity to participate in research."