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The Atrium Health Geriatric Medicine Fellowship is an accredited 1-year clinical training program for physicians who are board certified or board eligible in either family medicine or internal medicine. The ideal candidate is a physician with a strong desire to build their clinical skills and knowledge related to geriatric medicine across the continuum of care and with an affinity toward developing therapeutic relationships with older adults and their families. The goal of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship is to prepare physicians to evaluate and manage older adult patients in a variety of care settings.

Flexible, Supportive and Diverse: An Inside Look at Our Fellowship

What Fellows are Saying


“There are many things I love about our Geriatric Medicine Fellowship program. The one-on-one mentorship with friendly, compassionate faculty members who are committed to teaching and caring for our patients as if they were family members has to be our strongest asset. I feel confident that I can care and advocate for our special population of patients in any setting for many years to come.”

Mary (Maggie) DeVane, DO
(Geriatric Medicine Fellow 2019-2020)


"I cannot speak highly enough of my fellowship training experience with the Atrium Health Geriatric Medicine program. The faculty involved are so obviously passionate about making you a better researcher, community leader and overall physician. The opportunity to work one-on-one with attendings and preceptors from multiple fields of medicine was invaluable to my continued medical education."

Scott Mikell, MD
(Geriatric Medicine Fellow 2017-2018)

Meet the Faculty

Erin Huston, DO.

“We strive to train high-quality physicians to serve older adults and their caregivers throughout the aging process and across the continuum of care settings. Geriatricians from our program are prepared to provide in primary care and consultative roles and to serve the community through advocacy that highlights the unique needs of older adults and those that care for them.”

Erin Huston, DO
Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

With a nationally and internationally renowned team of physicians who serve as faculty, our fellows have access to a breadth of experience and knowledge in the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship program. View their bios.

Program Curriculum

Clinical block rotations and continuity clinic experiences provide fellows with training opportunities in acute care, long-term care, ambulatory care, hospice and palliative medicine, neurology, psychiatry, geriatric oncology and geriatric rehabilitation. Emphasis is placed on training fellows to perform comprehensive functional and cognitive evaluations, manage multiple chronic diseases, apply appropriate pharmacotherapy and monitor for adverse effects, identify and prevent geriatric syndromes, develop patient-centered treatment plans, and lead teams of healthcare professionals. Fellows will also understand the implications of health policy and clinical research on the delivery of medical care for older adults.

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Salary and Benefits

In addition to the many educational and career benefits of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship program, fellows will receive financial benefits as well.

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Application Criteria

This program accepts fellows that have completed an accredited residency program in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine and are board certified or board eligible. Applications are accepted from the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the Fellowship Program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

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