"We have a large cadre of geriatricians that includes clinicians, clinician educators and researchers who have national and international reputations in their areas of expertise. Fellows receive training and mentorship in a collegial environment that allows them to soar to excellence. I am very proud of the IU Geriatric Medicine Program. We truly have it all!" – Dr. Westmoreland"
Director of Education, IU Geriatrics
Dr. Westmoreland completed all her graduate and postgraduate education at Indiana University School of Medicine where she joined the faculty in 1995. She has provided leadership in Geriatrics Education since 1997, was the Fellowship Program Director from 2000-2009 and continues to be involved in the overall direction of geriatrics education for fellows, residents and medical students.
Felipe P. Perez, MD
Fellowship Program Director
Dr. Felipe Perez completed his graduate education at Universidad National Federico Villarreal, in Lima, Peru and his postgraduate education at Loyola University at Chicago. He joined the geriatric medicine faculty in 2009 and has been leading the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program as Director since October 2009. He brings to Indiana University six years of experience as the Program Director of University of Illinois-Chicago's geriatric medicine fellowship program.
- Indiana University (IU Geriatrics) has been deemed a Hartford Foundation Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine since 2004, one of only 25 Centers in the nation
- The IU Geriatrics Fellowship Program is a vibrant program with the capacity to train six fellows per year
- Training occurs within The Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics.
Meet our Current Fellows (PDF document)
After completing fellowship training at IU, previous graduates have entered practice in the academic setting or private sector.
Clinical Training Details
Fellows' clinical training will occur in three unique hospital settings, where fellows will see patients across the continuum of care. Click here for details of our clinical training locations & venues.
Didactic-type training occurs during dedicated weekly academic sessions
- Weekly clinical conferences - includes geriatric grand rounds, core lectures, journal clubs & case review.
- Academic Half Day - monthly research conferences, board review, extended care topics & clinical pathology conference
American Medical Director Certification Program (AMDCP), CMD- mentored Track for fellows interested to pursue a career as a Certified Medical Director
Fellows interested in pursuing a career as nursing home medical director could apply for this track. Through IU Geriatric's CMD-mentored fellowship experience, one year of the required 2-years medial director experience may now be completed during the fellowship period. Under this track arrangements will be made for the fellow to hold a position as an Associate Medical Director in a long term care setting for one year during fellowship training, under the supervision of one of our Certified Medical Director faculty members. After completing a second year of post fellowship year of medical directorship, (within five years of completing the fellowship), the fellow will fulfill this component of the CMD requirements.
This track will provide the fellow with a comprehensive medical directorship experience, covering the four key areas: physician leadership, patient care‐clinical leadership, quality of care and elements of CMD.
Details about this option can be found at the following website: http://www.amda.com/certification/certification.cfm
Research: Geriatrics research opportunities are available for those fellows who are interested.
The second and third years of fellowship are available for fellows pursuing an academic career in Geriatric Medicine with focused training in
- Research - 3 year track
- Education - 2 year track
- Administration - 2 year track
- Funding for formal coursework under the CITE program, Academy of Teaching Scholars, and Center for Teaching and Learning.
- Mentorship is provided by nationally and internationally recognized clinicians, clinician- educators and clinician-researchers to ensure success
- Geriatric Oncology/Hematology
- Geriatrics Palliative Care
- Fellows are fully funded to attend the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Annual Meeting
- Fellows receive full medical & dental coverage at no cost to them
- First Year Fellowship: Starting in the summer of 2013, all applicants who are planning to apply for a Geriatrics Fellowship will need to go to ERAS Website to submit an application. For questions regarding the application process via ERAS, please visit the ERAS Fellowship website, or call ERAS at (215) 966-3940
- Second Year Advanced Fellowship: Current internal/external fellows who are interested in completing an advanced year fellowship program will need to apply by using this online form.
- Combined Fellowship: If you are interested in seeking a combined fellowship, please contact our academic co-ordinator Victoria Shaffer.
- Application Requirements
- Interviewing begins in August for the following academic year and is highly competitive as we often fill early. For questions and concerns regarding application eligibility or application status, please contact our academic co-ordinator Victoria Shaffer.
- Regardless of track selected, the first year of training is clinical so that trainees are eligible to sit for the Board Exam in Geriatric Medicine following successful completion of the first year
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