Department of Medicine

Moses-Weiler Geriatrics Fellowship Program

Founded in 1983, Montefiore-Einstein’s highly regarded Moses-Weiler Geriatrics Fellowship Program is one of the oldest in the country. We offer world-class training within a state-of-the-art health system and medical school in the heart of New York City at our Moses and Einstein campuses. 

Rubina Malik, MD, Director, Moses-Weiler Geriatrics Fellowship Program

Why our program could be right for you

Montefiore-Einstein’s Moses-Weiler Geriatrics Fellowship offers an outstanding and collaborative clinical experience that leaves our fellows in high demand for clinical and academic positions. Throughout the course of our one-year program, fellows train closely with our 14-member faculty to provide innovative, evidence-based healthcare to older adults in the Tri-State area. Fellows also have the opportunity to participate in unique clinical experiences such as the Geri-Ortho Comanagement Program and our Center for the Aging Brain, and in aging research through our academic center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Moses Campus

With more than 90,000 inpatient admissions each year, Montefiore is one of New York’s largest health systems. From the well-known Division of Geriatrics Acute Care on our Moses Campus, we provide primary and consultative care for hospitalized older adults from a complex, culturally diverse and community-dwelling population. We also care for residents of long-term and sub-acute care facilities. Our fellows work alongside faculty, physician assistants, social workers, pharmacists and trainees. 

Greene Medical Arts Pavilion

Montefiore-Einstein’s Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Geriatrics Ambulatory Practice is integrated into our state-of-the-art Greene Medical Arts Pavilion (MAP) on the Moses Campus. While training, fellows support our mission to provide comprehensive geriatric continuity and consultative care to community-dwelling elderly individuals. The Geriatrics Ambulatory Practice stresses a multi-disciplinary, compassionate and evidence-based approach that allows our patients to maintain independence in the community as long as possible.

Wakefield Campus

While training at our Wakefield Campus, fellows are assigned to the Geriatrics-Orthopedics Co-Management service, which provides comprehensive care for older adults with trauma of the lower extremities. Fellows also have the opportunity to participate in preoperative medical assessments (POMA) and perioperative care for orthopedics surgery.

A world-renowned faculty

Joe Verghese, MBBS, MS

Chief, Geriatrics
Director, Jack and Pearl Resnick Gerontology Center
Director, Cognitive and Motor Aging
Professor, Geriatrics
Professor, Neurology
Murray D. Gross Memorial Faculty Scholar, Gerontology

Rubina Malik, MD

Director, Moses-Weiler Geriatrics Fellowship Program
Associate Professor, Geriatrics

Amy Ehrlich, MD

Associate Chief, Geriatrics
Medical Director, Montefiore Home Care
Assistant Professor, Geriatrics

Wanda Horn, MD

Director, Inpatient Service, Geriatrics
Assistant Professor, Geriatrics
Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

Wayne Lee, MD

Director, Geriatrics
Assistant Professor, Geriatrics

Michael Bogaisky, MD, MPH

Director, Geriatrics Residency Rotation and Journal Club
Associate Professor, Geriatrics

Paulette Wald Cagan, NP

Director, Geriatric Home Visiting Program

A challenging and innovative curriculum

Our one-year Moses-Weiler Geriatrics Fellowship program combines clinical training with didactic learning to prepare our trainees for careers as clinicians and educators. All of our fellows rotate through a diverse curriculum encompassing:

  • Continuity experiences in outpatient care, home visits and long-term care
  • Core clinical rotations in our acute care and sub-acute care services
  • Elective rotations in Neurology, Rheumatology, Urogynecology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine, Wound Care, Geri-Ortho Comanagement Service and our Center for the Aging Brain

Conferences, rounds and seminars

In addition to clinical experience, Geriatrics Fellows gain exposure to geriatric medicine through didactic seminars, conferences and specialty rounds.

Geriatric psychiatry consultation rounds

Our case-based geriatric psychiatry consultation rounds give fellows a format to present challenging ambulatory patients with both complex psychiatric disorders and psychosocial needs, which allows for a review of their treatment plans in a multidisciplinary setting.
 

Bioethics conference

Our bioethics conference is a faculty case-based seminar that discusses medical decision-making for geriatric patients and patients who lack decisional capacity. The conference also addresses issues in the law regarding the initiation and withdrawal of feeding tubes, respirators and other medical interventions. 

Geriatrics journal club

Our geriatrics journal club trains learners to capably search literature; interpret study questions, designs, analyses and results; and discuss the applicability or implications of articles. During journal club, fellows will also review recent medical literature that pertains to the care of the elderly. 

 

Geriatrics grand rounds

Geriatrics grand rounds include invited research presentations in translational and basic science, as well as clinical conferences covering a broad array of current topics in geriatrics and aging-related fields.

Geriatric psychiatry inpatient conference

Our geriatric psychiatry inpatient conference is a case-based session that includes a clinical interview and discussion regarding mental status assessment, affective disorders, cognitive disorders and psychotic disorders in hospitalized elderly patients. 

Resident report

During our resident report, Internal and Family Medicine Residents present complex case management of geriatric patients to receive advice regarding alternative approaches to care from an interdisciplinary team. 
 

Research and quality improvement

Over the course of the fellowship year, each fellow develops a portfolio containing all of the fellow’s completed formal presentations and projects, as well as case write-ups and minor presentations. Fellows are also assigned to work with a faculty member on an ongoing quality improvement (QI) project within the division. Many of these QI/research projects and case reports have resulted in abstracts and poster presentations at national meetings. 

Additional educational opportunity in bioethics

Starting in 2020/2021, the Division of Geriatrics will provide one scholarship per year for a fellow to participate in the Montefiore-Einstein Bioethics and Medical Humanities certificate course. This outstanding year-long course provides the fellow with the fundamentals of bioethics. The selection process is competitive and will be made on the basis of an application and interview, in conjunction with our Bioethics faculty. Credits from this course can be applied to a Master of Science in bioethics.

The population is very diverse, which is something you want to look for in a fellowship, because it gets you prepared to deal with different presentations.

Yesika Garcia, MD

Geriatrics Fellow, Class of 2020

Hear from our fellows

As one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore-Einstein provides postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents across 106 accredited residency and fellowship programs. Here, our postgraduate trainees share their own first-hand experiences.

It takes a village to take care of some of our frail, older patients.

Amy Ehrlich, MD

Associate Chief, Geriatrics

Faculty and scientists at the forefront of research

Fellowship Application Information

We’re seeking fellows who will shape the future of healthcare.

Moses-Weiler Geriatrics Fellowship applicants must submit a completed application via ERAS, along with a personal statement, three letters of recommendation (one must be from a residency program director) and additional documentation as outlined by ERAS. Applicants from international medical graduate programs are selectively considered, and an ACGME-accredited IM/FM residency and ECFMG certification is required at the time of application. Montefiore-Einstein sponsors J-1 and H-1B visas. To be eligible for sponsorship, applicants must hold valid ECFMG certification.

Montefiore-Einstein recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet.
 

Have questions? Get in touch.
 

Rubina Malik, MD
Director, Moses-Weiler Geriatrics Fellowship Program
rmalik@montefiore.org

Keira Frye
Coordinator, Moses-Weiler Geriatrics Fellowship Program
kefrye@montefiore.org

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