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How to Apply

Summa Health's ACGME accredited Geriatric Medicine Fellowship is based in the Department of Internal Medicine and is open to Internal Medicine and Family Medicine physicians, including J-1 visa applicants. We currently do not accept H-1 visa applicants. Applications are accepted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The application cycle opens annually in August for the next training year, and we participate in the NRMP (National Resident Matching Program) Medical Specialties Match. Interviews are typically held in mid-fall. Up to three fellows are selected each year.

Requirements for the fellowship include:

  • Completion of an ACGME-approved residency program in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine
  • U.S. citizenship, permanent residence, or J-1 visa status
  • A passion for serving the elderly

All application materials are submitted through ERAS and include a CV, personal statement, USMLE transcript, ECFMG (if applicable), and three letters of reference.

The application process for the fellowship is separate from the NRMP matching process. Be sure to register with the NRMP if you wish to participate in the Match. 

A sample of the House Staff contract can be found here and more information about Summa Health's Graduate Medical Education policies and procedures can be found here

Board Eligibility

To complete certification examination in Geriatric Medicine, all physicians are required to complete a 12 month accredited fellowship. Per the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) approved Geriatric Medicine as a subspecialty of 3 participating boards for physicians. These subspecialties include Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Psychiatry. Each board publishes its own eligibility criteria for physicians, and physicians can register for the certification exam through the primary board where they are certified. 


Please direct all inquires to the Program Coordinator:

Jessica Repko, MA


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