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Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program

In the Charleston, SC, tri-county area, people ages 65 and older will increase to make up about 25% of the population over the next five years (well above the national average). The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), a 750-bed tertiary referral center with a Level 1 trauma center, is committed to meeting the health care needs of this rapidly growing segment of our population.

The new Geriatric Medicine Fellowship program is a foundational building block for the institution’s plan to grow and develop a sustainable geriatrics workforce. This one-year fellowship program provides trainees with in-depth experiences that cover the full spectrum of patients, problems, and settings that geriatricians are likely to encounter across a variety of clinical settings. Upon successful completion of the program, fellows may take the American Board of Internal Medicine Geriatric Medicine Certification Exam. 

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

Completed applications must include the following:

  • 3 letters of recommendation (including one letter from the Internal Medicine Training Program Director)
  • Current photograph
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certificate, if applicable
  • Visa, if applicable

For information on applying through ERAS, please visit the ERAS Website. Applications for the upcoming academic year are accepted until October. All applications are reviewed by the Training Program Director. Applicants will be contacted regarding invitation to interview after receipt and review of the completed application. Interviews are scheduled on an individual basis and every effort is made to meet the needs of the applicant. Friday interview dates are suggested to allow for the opportunity to attend our Case of the Week conference as well as explore our beautiful city, sample our rich tradition of great food and restaurants or stroll down one of our wide, sandy beaches.