Since 2015, Geriatric Medicine has participated in the Medical Specialties Matching Program (MSMP)
The percentage of Geriatric Fellowship Programs participating in the MSMP, thanks in large part to the hard work of the AGS, ADGAP, and our members
Overseen by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Specialties Matching Service, the Match supports a standardized fellowship selection process connecting physician trainees to fellowship programs in Geriatric Medicine and a number of other specialties. Institutions who execute the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Memorandum of Understanding (or MOU, a commitment to support the field by placing all eligible fellowship positions into the Match) gain access to the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), which provides critical, centralized services for the Match application process.
Learn more about AGS and ADGAP efforts supporting the Match, as well as tools available to help our members grow the workforce we all need as we age.
Participating in the Match is a critical opportunity, not only for meeting the needs of fellowship candidates and academic programs but also for supporting the future workforce we all need as we age. Through our advocacy efforts and a host of member benefits, the AGS and ADGAP aim to achieve universal participation in the Match.
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The AGS/ADGAP All-In Geriatric Medicine Match Policy is a shared commitment to support the field by placing all eligible fellowship positions into the Match.
When they execute the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship MOU, any fellowship program—including those with ADGAP membership—are entitled to participate in ERAS since Specialty Matches conducted by the NRMP do not provide centralized services for the application process. ERAS streamlines the application and document delivery process for U.S. fellowship positions.
Learn more about making the most of your ERAS account below.
Setting Up Your Institutional Web Page
ERAS provides a webpage for each institution based on information it receives through the institution’s ERAS application. The page includes specific application requirements, contact information and other general information. All applicants will need to visit your institution’s webpage in order to apply to your program therefore we encourage programs to review your ERAS application to verify that all the information provided is correct. If you have changes, please log into ERAS Account Maintenance and make revisions.
Standard Application Materials For Geriatric Fellowships
Although each fellowship program is responsible for specifying its own fellowship application requirements, the AGDAP Board and members of the Fellowship Directors SIG recommend the following elements be included in your fellowship application requirements:
- MyERAS Application Information
- Letters of Recommendation (Maximum of 4; one letter must be a Residency Program Director letter)
- Personal Goals Statement
- Medical School Transcript
- Medical School Diploma
- USMLE and/or COMLEX Transcript
- ECFMG Status Report (certificate number and date)
Fellowship Directors may choose to add additional required elements for applicants to their institution.View the Fellowship Program Timeline