Information for Applicants

We offer a comprehensive one-year fellowship program in Geriatric Medicine that integrates outstanding, nationally recognized academic and clinical resources. Our program seeks to train exceptional and caring physicians to become future leaders in geriatric medicine. It is designed for physicians completing training in Internal Medicine or Family Practice who have completed their residency in the United States.

Clinical training experiences are offered at the Wright Center on Aging, a state of the art community-based primary care facility; the Amsterdam House, our outstanding academic long-term care affiliated institution with excellent rehabilitation services; and the EGL House Call Program, providing primary care for home-bound older adults. We also offer training experiences in a wide array of geriatric inpatient services – the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) inpatient unit, the Geriatric Medicine Consult Service and the Palliative Care Consultation Service. In addition, fellowship training includes a strong emphasis on geriatric mental health throughout all fellowship venues.

Fellows benefit from the opportunity to work closely with nationally renowned researchers and clinical specialists in fields of interest to geriatrics. The fellowship focuses on the importance of the multi-disciplinary team with strong interdisciplinary relationships with nurse practitioners, social workers, physicians' assistants, physical therapists, and other health care providers to ensure a complete training experience in geriatric medicine.

Our Geriatrics Fellowship program participates in the fellowship match through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). However, specialty matches conducted by the NRMP do not provide centralized services for the application process. Geriatric Medicine fellowship programs participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). ERAS, a service developed by the AAMC, transmits application materials via the Internet to programs in residency and selected fellowship specialties. Candidates must apply to the Geriatric Medicine programs of their choice using ERAS. Program directors review candidates' credentials and, if interested, invite them for interviews. Applicants also are responsible for ensuring that they meet all program prerequisites and institutional policies regarding eligibility for appointment to a fellowship position prior to ranking a program through the NRMP.

A complete fellowship application includes:

  • All required fields in ERAS
  • Photograph
  • Personal statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae

The selection of fellows from the pool of eligible applicants will be made on the basis of preparedness, ability, aptitude, credentials, communications skills and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. If a personal interview is desired, you will be notified by electronic mail or phone. Interviews will be held August through December.

July, TBD (12 noon EST)Registration begins for programs and applicants.
November, TBD (12 noon EST)Rank order list submission begins for programs and applicants.
December, TBD (11:59 p.m. EST)Quota change deadline - programs must submit final information on quotas and withdrawals.
December, TBD (9 p.m. EST)Deadline for registration and ROL certification - applicants and programs must certify their rank order list by this date and time.
January, TBD (12 noon EST)Match Day - filled and unfilled results for individual programs are posted; matched and unmatched information on applicants are posted; locations of all unfilled positions are released to applicants; unmatched applicants may begin contacting unfilled programs.
January, TBDPrograms begin sending letters of appointment to matched applicants who then must sign and return the letters of appointment.
Licensure/Immigration Requirements

All fellows must maintain appropriate immigration status at all times. Non-U.S. citizens should contact the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates for application of H1B, O, and green card sponsorship. New York Presbyterian Hospital does not currently sponsor H1B visa holders.

*Non-U.S. citizens ONLY may work with a Limited Permit to practice medicine in New York State. Information and an application for a Limited Permit can be found at the New York State Education Department Web Site.


Karin Ouchida, M.D.
Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

Sonal Mehta, M.D.
Associate Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Ronald D. Adelman, M.D., Co-Chief
Mark S. Lachs, M.D., M.P.H., Co-Chief

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

Karin Ouchida, M.D., Program Director
Sonal Mehta, M.D., Associate Program Director

Allison Maritzka Lasky, Interim Education Programs Coordinator
Room: F-1499B
Tel: (212) 746-9292
Fax: (212) 746-4888