Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

Caroline Vitale, MD, AGSF, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Director

The University of Michigan Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program, led by Director Caroline Vitale, MD, AGSF  is a one-year ACGME accredited interdisciplinary training program. Since 1981, the program has trained over 150 physicians now practicing in a full range of successful careers.

Our fellowship program offers a strong clinical focus, with trainees providing treatment and consultation in a wide variety of settings.  It is the ideal training experience for those physicians interested in Geriatrics, Primary Care, and/or future leadership positions. With a diverse patient population from a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds and exposure to several models of geriatric care, our Geriatric Medicine fellowship program is one of the best in the nation. The program provides exposure to interprofessional team approaches to the care of older adults through patient care experiences within our Turner Geriatrics Clinic at East Ann Arbor, through our VA Ann Arbor Geriatrics Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), and through a number of local collaborating community sites for geriatric inpatient care, post-acute care and hospice experiences.


The role of Geriatricians continues to evolve as does our program. Geriatricians are in demand now more than ever not only as clinical healthcare professionals, but policymakers and leaders with expertise in health systems, innovative models of care and care transitions. The Geriatric Medicine fellowship curriculum is specifically designed to offer much more than just geriatric clinical experiences - we pride ourselves in teaching the next generation of geriatric educators, researchers and leaders of tomorrow’s medicine.


Samuel Rentsch

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Coordinator