Advanced Fellowship Programs

Geriatric-Palliative Combined Fellowship

We are proud to offer a new two-year, training program integrated with the UPMC Division of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and in collaboration with the UPMC Palliative and Supportive Care Institute. After an initial year of clinical training, fellows will complete a second year designed specifically to prepare them for an academic career in the growing specialty of palliative medicine. Fellows will be eligible for certification in both palliative and geriatric medicine upon completion of their two years of training. This program also provides additional protected time for scholarly activities.  After completing the program, fellows will be eligible for the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Certification in Geriatric Medicine.

Academic Fellowships

The Division also offers the opportunity for one to four additional years of training to fellows wishing to learn the essentials of medical education and/or research in aging. This additional training allows for advanced instruction in specific areas (e.g. epidemiology, statistics) or academic skills, including mentoring, completion of a project, grantsmanship, or manuscript writing.
These training activities are supported by one or more of our resources, including:

  • NIH-T32
  • NIH-Claude Pepper Center
  • VA Advanced Fellowships Programs
  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute/Institute for Clinical Research and Education
  • CTSI KL2 grants for protected research time

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute/Institute for Clinical Research and Education offers a range of certifications and advanced degrees in clinical investigation and medical education. Academic fellows have the opportunity to earn:

  • PhD in Clinical and Translational Science
  • MS in Clinical Research
  • MS in Medical Education
  • Certificate in Clinical Research
  • Certificate in Medical Education


To inquire about these advanced fellowship programs, please contact:

Linda Eazor
Education Coordinator
Kaufmann Medical Building
3471 Fifth Ave, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: (412) 802-8615
Fax: (412) 692-2370


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Division of Geriatric Medicine
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Kaufmann Medical Building, Suite 500
3471 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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