Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
The goal of our one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship program is to provide fellows with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to achieve excellence in clinical geriatrics, teaching, and research. Geriatrics at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is ranked 6th in the nation (#1 in Illinois), according to US News and World Report (July 2020).
Dr. Jennifer Delgado FelipaUndergrad: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
MD: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Residency: Case Western Reserve University
Chief Residency: Case Western Reserve University
The fellowship program offers clinical experiences covering the full spectrum of problems confronted by aging individuals. Program sites include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, The Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, The Clare, a skilled nursing facility (SNF) and Wesley Place (SNF/long-term care facility).
Didactic lectures covering all core geriatrics topics, including physiology, biology, genetics, evaluation, therapy, social and legal aspects of geriatrics related disorders are reviewed during weekly sessions and are also integrated into clinical interactions with key faculty from Geriatrics and other related disciplines. Targeted assigned readings from the primary literature accompany each lecture to broaden the fellow's exposure to foundational geriatrics literature. In addition, selected topics from a comprehensive reading list covering core geriatrics areas from Hazzards Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology are explored weekly. Of note, each Fellow is provided with the most up to date version of Hazzards.
Journal Club is held on select Wednesdays where research and clinical faculty present critical reviews of current studies and teach fundamental skills in critical appraisal of scientific literature.
The Fellow in Geriatrics will engage in a parallel I year medical education research internship with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.The PD and other senior scholars will provide mentorship to the Fellow in this research activity.
The fellow must also complete a Quality Initiative (QI) Project during the tenure of the Fellowship Program and must submit an abstract of this work to a relevant national society meeting for poster and/or oral presentation
The Faculty in the Section of Geriatrics, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics comprises experienced and dedicated geriatricians with clinical foci and research backgrounds in dementia, hospital safety/transitional care, cancer in aging, HIV and cancer, cancer drug safety, cancer survivorship, comparative effectiveness analyses, pharmacoeconomic studies, infectious diseases in aging, osteoporosis and bone biology, and long-term care. Formal collaboration in research and geriatrics/gerontology education exists between the Section and other Centers at Northwestern University. Clinical collaborations exist with The Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, The Clare, and Wesley Place.
Diversity and Inclusion
The Department of Medicine at Northwestern University seeks to attract inquisitive, motivated residents and fellows and is committed to providing them with every opportunity for success. The greatest challenges facing the medical field are complex, and addressing them will require a diverse body of physicians and researchers who can work collaboratively. Northwestern offers unparalleled training and research opportunities and encourages fellowship applications from those who seek to become future leaders in the subspecialties of medicine. We are committed to and inspired by a diverse and inclusive work environment that allows each trainee to achieve their personal goals.
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Requirements & Eligibility
For candidates applying for the 2019-2020 entering class, our application process and requirements are as follows:
- All applicants must have successfully completed an ACGME accredited Internal Medicine or Family Medicine Residency program and be eligible for the American Board of Internal Medicine's certification exam prior to the start of fellowship training.
- The Geriatrics Fellow applicant must have passed USMLE I, II and III at the time of application to the program and all scores must be made available.
- All applicants must be eligible for an unrestricted Illinois Medical License prior to beginning training.
- If applicable, applicants must have a valid ECFMG certification and be a US citizen, Permanent Resident (green-card holder), or hold a J-1 visa.
We are currently accepting applications through the ERAS system ONLY.
Training in a three-year ACGME accredited Internal Medicine or Family Medicine program in the US and a valid Illinois medical license is required. A complete application includes a personal statement, three original letters of recommendation (including a letter from your program director), USLME or COMLEX scores plus the ERAS application form.
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