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Clinical Pathway (1-Year Clinical)

This pathway is a one-year, ACGME-accredited training pathway with the goal of training expert clinical geriatricians who will be prepared to care for older adults across the spectrum of geriatric care needs. Fellows are trained in ambulatory care, nursing home care, inpatient consultation and co-management, home-based primary care, and rehabilitation medicine. All graduates are eligible to sit for the geriatric specialty boards.

The training year includes longitudinal experiences in ambulatory primary care geriatrics clinics and the Johns Hopkins Memory Clinic. Fellows also maintain a panel of nursing home residents at FutureCare Northpoint (less than two miles from the Bayview campus), allowing fellows to experience clinical care in an academic setting as well as in a community practice environment.

Fellows rotate through a variety of geriatrics services, including an inpatient geriatrics consultation and medical-behavioral service, home-based primary care, subacute care in an affiliated community nursing home, chronic hospital unit, CARF-accredited geriatrics rehabilitation unit, and a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Fellows also rotate through geriatric psychiatry programs and train alongside geriatric psychiatry fellows.

All first-year fellows rotate through the Baltimore VA Medical Center, as part of our collaboration in fellowship training. Fellows spend two months of the year at the Baltimore VA where they rotate through long term care, the Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit (GEMU), palliative care, and the multidisciplinary PACT clinic.

All fellows are expected to be active in teaching medical students and residents from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and training is provided in approaches to teaching in the various clinical environments.

Completion of our clinical fellowship pathway fulfills all requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Family Practice, and graduates are eligible to sit for the Examination for a Board Certification offered by the American Board of Internal Medicine or the Certificate of Added Qualification in Geriatric Medicine offered by the American Board of Family Medicine.


Between two and six fellows are accepted each year. The year-long fellowship is open to physicians who have completed three years of clinical training in internal medicine or family practice and are interested in specialty training in the care of older adults.

To apply

All applications are processed through ERAS. Specific dates are listed there. Application submission begins in July, interviews occur in September and October, and the match occurs in November (with match results announcements in early December).

Learn more about how to apply.

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