Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences fellowship in Geriatric Medicine is a 12-month program leading to ABIM/ABFM board eligibility in Geriatrics.
Fellows conduct clinical rotations in geriatrics, telehealth, acute, ambulatory, long-term and hospice care, all while pursuing research and quality improvement projects. The fellowship site is Sanford Health in Fargo, N.D.
Two fellow positions are available for this accredited program.
Applications due by January 31. Late applications considered on a case-by-case basis.
We offer a geriatrics observership and participate in the "Match" process.
Pursuing Geriatrics Training at UND
The fellowship program director is a U.S. Best Doctor awardee and has mentored over 100 geriatric fellows, 40 percent of whom have become faculty at U.S., Asian and U.K. medical schools.
Fellows engage in quality assurance projects as well as clinical and basic research on aging, including topics on the aging immune system, stress, Alzheimer’s Disease and geriatric education. They become leaders in geriatrics.
The state of North Dakota is short 40 geriatricians, meaning that practice-oriented geriatricians have exceptional career pathways to practice in a state that ranks second for the percentage of “oldest-old” people in the United States.
The Department of Geriatrics develops and tests new models of geriatric education.
Geriatric Program Requirements
- Three years of Internal Medicine or Family Medicine residency at an ACGME approved institution
- ECFMG certification for foreign medical graduates
- Three recommendation letters, one from the Program Director or Department Chair, addressed directly to our Program Director. Letters should indicate that the applicant is personally known to the letter writer, and should include an assessment of medical knowledge and clinical skills
- CV and personal statement reflecting commitment to geriatric medicine
- USMLE scores
- Long Term Care Curriculum
- Acute Care
- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Transitions of Care
- Home Health
- Chronic Disease
- Women's Health
All Internal Medicine & Family Medicine Graduates of ACGME or iACGME Residency Training Programs are eligible to apply. We accept foreign medical graduates and will sponsor J1 and H1B visas.
Lindsey Dahl, M.D.
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Dr. Dahl is a national scholar awardee in Geriatrics (Tideswell Scholar).
Donald Jurivich, D.O.
UND professor and chair of the Department of Geriatrics. He serves as Assistant Program Director and is U.S. Best Doctor awardee.
Darin Lang, M.D.
Associate professor of Geriatrics at UND and Co-Chair of Sanford Health Internal Medicine.
Kim Belzberg, M.D.
Assistant professor of Geriatrics at UND, Board-certified Geriatrician.
Curriculum and clinical care during the fellowship program will emphasize the incorporation Age-Friendly practices based around the Geriatric 4Ms: What Matter, Mentation, Medication and Mobility. Fellows will have opportunities to engage in a number of quality improvement and educational projects as well as age-friendly care under the banner of HRSA-funded Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, Dakota Geriatrics.