Geriatric Medicine Clinical Observership Program

The University of Michigan Geriatric Medicine Clinical Observership is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide opportunities to physician colleagues from foreign countries (who are currently enrolled in a geriatric medicine training program) to observe geriatric medical care in the following areas: outpatient clinics, inpatient consult service, long-term care, sub-acute care, palliative care consult service, and hospice care. Opportunities are available to attend conferences, journal club meetings, lectures and grand rounds. Dr. Ana Montoya oversees the program.

Program Goals

  • Provide a strong clinical experience across a range of diverse settings  
  • Provide an overview of geriatric care in the American healthcare system
  • Promote participation in patient care discussions at bedside
  • Promote international collaborations to exchange knowledge
  • Facilitate a way to maintain relationships with colleagues worldwide

Program Eligibility

  • Participants must be Foreign Medical Graduates currently enrolled in a geriatrics training program
  • Participants must be proficient in English


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Application must be submitted 6 months prior to intended start date and include the following:

  • Recent photograph
  • Cover letter detailing desired rotation
  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation from training program  
  • Documentation of up-to-date immunization record (PPD valid within last 12 months; if PPD is positive, must submit a copy of recent chest X-ray)
  • Copy of passport with valid visa stamp
  • Proof of health insurance coverage (upon approval)

General Information:

  • Length of program: 4 to 8 weeks
  • Direct patient contact is not allowed
  • Food, lodging and transportation are not provided (lodging information provided upon request)

For more information, email [email protected]