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Geriatric Fellowship Program

Program Description
Institutions and Rotations
Program Faculty
Program Fellows
The Application Process

Special Announcement

We are now accepting applications for the 2008-2009 program year. If you are interested in applying or extending your application for the 2008 or 2009 program years please contact Anthony Sewell at 212-746-3539 or via email: [email protected] Thank you.


Barrie Raik, MD - Director
Arun Rao, MD - Assistant Director

The Fellowship Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). There are a total of 4 fellows each year, two first and two second years.

The Application Process:

Starting in July 2006 the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University-New York Presbyterian hospital will be participating in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Application Requirements
Geriatrics Fellowship application requirements include:

  • Photograph (Please label the back of the picture with your first and last name)
  • Personal statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Application Form
The selection committee reviews complete applications on a regular basis. If a personal interview is desired, you will be notified by phone, email or postal mail. The selection committee begins its interview process two years in advance of the start of each program year and continues until both positions are filled. It is, therefore, recommended that candidates apply early.

Selection of Fellows
The selection of fellows from the pool of eligible applicants will be made on the basis of preparedness, ability, aptitude, credentials, communications skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. The Division does not have a minimum USMLE or other minimum score requirements.

As fellows, it is not mandatory that you live in Hospital housing. An optional housing application will be provided to you during the appointment process.

You may also apply for garage space. Housing and garage facilities for fellows and their families are within walking distance of the hospital.

Salaries and Benefits
Salaries and fringe benefits are based on the cost of living in New York City and are competitive with those of other institutions.

Licensure/Immigration Requirements
All fellows must maintain appropriate immigration status at all times. Non-U.S. citizens should contact the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates for application of H1B, O, and Greencard sponsorship.

*Non-U.S. citizens ONLY may work with a Limited Permit to practice medicine in New York State. Information and an application for a Limited Permit can be found at the New York State Education Department Web Site. (

Contact Information
For more information about the Geriatrics Fellowship Program at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, please contact:

Barrie Raik, M.D.
Director, Geriatrics Fellowship Program
Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
525 East 68th Street, Box 39
New York, NY 10021

Phone: 212-746-1416
Fax: 212-746-4888
E-mail: [email protected]

Arun S. Rao, M.D.
Assistant Director, Geriatrics Fellowship Program
Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
525 East 68th Street, Box 39
New York, NY 10021

E-mail: [email protected]

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