Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

The Geriatric Emergency Medicine (GEM) Fellowship is a first-of-its-kind fellowship that trains EM physicians to become experts in the care of older adults.


The GEM Fellowship is a unique one or two-year, non-ACGME-accredited fellowship designed for recent Emergency Medicine Residency graduates to develop an enhanced skill set and innovative strategies to optimally care for the increasingly large geriatric population who require emergency care.


The GEM Fellowship program provides (1) interdisciplinary training in the unique needs of the geriatric patient who requires emergency care, and (2) residency-trained Emergency Physicians with the fundamental skills required to build both a teaching and research career in GEM through collaboration with the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Weill Cornell Medical Center. The comprehensive clinical, research, and educational curriculum will enable the GEM Fellow to become a leader in this exciting new academic discipline. The two-year track allows the Fellow to concurrently obtain a Masters in Clinical Investigation and Health Services Research.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants will be invited to interview after receipt and review of a completed application. A current New York State Medical License is required for acceptance into the subspecialty program. Applications are reviewed beginning October 1 of the applicant's final year in EM residency, and the Fellowship may be offered by February 1, with anticipated start date of July 1.

Applications must include the following items:

  • Current CV
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (one must be from your EM Program Director)
  • Personal statement (single page) discussing your interest in GEM

Contact Information

Michael Stern, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Chief, Geriatric Emergency Medicine
Director, Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
Tel: 212-746-1114
Fax: 212-746-4883

Mailing Address:

Emergency Medicine Department 
Weill Cornell Medical Center 
525 E. 68th St., Box 179 
New York, NY 10065
Contact us for any questions about the Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Mailing Address
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
525 E. 68th St., Box 179
New York, NY 10065

Office of the Chair
Emergency Medicine
525 E. 68th St., M-130
New York, NY 10065
(212) 746-0780

Residency Office
530 E. 70th St., M-127
New York, NY 10021
(212) 746-0892

Research Office
525 E. 68th St., M-130
New York, NY 10065

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