College of Medicine / Fellowships / Geriatric Medicine / About the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program

Fellowhip Application and Selection

The Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Geriatric Medicine Fellowship is committed to a selection process that will recruit the highest quality physicians in an unbiased, transparent manner that is open to all qualified candidates.

  • Candidates should hold a MD or DO degree and have completed an ACGME three-year internal medicine or family medicine residency.
  • Candidates will be evaluated for interview based on evidence of aptitude and interest in geriatrics during residency training and/or practice with definite plans to include geriatric care in the practice of medicine upon the completion of the fellowship program.
  • Candidates must be eligible for West Palm Beach VA Medical Center Staff privileges.
  • Candidates must be able to abide by the rules of the FAU Geriatrics Fellowship Program and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
  • Candidates should demonstrate excellent academic and clinical performance in residency training defined on the basis of standardized examination scores and program director evaluations.
  • Efforts are made to recruit candidates from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent leadership skills demonstrated in residency training or practice.

Application Process

We require the following information:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Copy of USMLE Steps 1, 2, 3 score report (or COMLEX-USA)
  3. Copy of ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  4. Minimum of three letters of recommendation (one must be from the Residency Program Director), with contact information (phone numbers) Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Fellow Application and Selection 2
  5. Personal Statement (one page).
  6. Copy of Medical School Diploma
  7. Copy of Residency Completion Certificate (or letter stating they are due to complete their residency training by matriculation into the fellowship)
  8. Copy of Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Board Certification (if candidate has completed residency training more than two years ago)

Please send these materials by email to the following individuals:

Michael Silverman, MD – michael.silverman@va.gov
Joseph Ouslander, MD – jousland@health.fau.edu
Venus Davis Wallace - vdaviswallace@health.fau.edu



Last Modified 1/10/20