Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

"After conducting a national search of geriatric medicine fellowship programs, I was convinced that the University of Washington program offered the strongest combination of clinical and research training. The breadth and depth of research opportunities is endless. "
     --Eric Coleman, MD

The primary goals of our fellowship program are:

  • To provide clinical training in geriatric medicine.
  • To prepare physicians for a leadership role in geriatric medicine.

Meet our current fellows.

Our program is ACGME Accredited. We offer a one year training program, with an option for additional years of training in research and scholarly activities.

Clinical services place emphasis on primary care, chronic disease management and transitions of care. Fellows learn from the diverse populations at our three main teaching hospitals and off site clinics and nursing homes.Clinical services encompass the spectrum of:

  • Ambulatory care
  • Acute and subacute inpatient care
  • Geropsychiatry
  • Home care
  • Nursing home care
  • Palliative care and hospice
  • Subacute rehabilitation

Options for geriatric research and scholarly activities include:

  • Animal Models
  • Cell Biology
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Clinical Research
  • Health Services Research
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Medical Education, Economics, and Ethics
  • Palliative Care
  • Quality Improvement

Fellows participate in the regular teaching activities of the Division, including: journal club, research seminars, and clinical conferences. Additionally, fellows gain teaching experience through teaching courses for medical students and supervision of housestaff. Interested fellows can take advantage of medical education and research seminars through UW and can take a limited number of credit hours through the UW tuition exemption program.

Our past fellows are now:

  • Clinician/Teachers
  • Community leaders in health care of older adults
  • Physician/Scientists
  • Long-term care specialists
  • Medical Directors in long term care and hospice
  • Palliative and hospice care providers
  • Hospitalists

  For questions contact either of our Program Directors:
     - Katherine A. Bennett M.D. (
     - May J. Reed M.D. (
    Mailing Address:
    Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
    Harborview Medical Center
    325 9th Avenue, Box 359755
    Seattle, WA 98104
    Phone: 206-744-9100
    Fax: 206-744-9976

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