Training geriatricians to provide exemplary senior care. The USD Geriatrics Fellowship is an innovator in part-time curriculum for practicing physicians. Many physicians see the need for more geriatric experience but cannot leave practice. The part-time track allows physicians to maintain their practice while receiving additional training.


To provide fellows with training to become competent, proficient and professional geriatric physicians in the inpatient, nursing home and outpatient settings.


  • Provide fellows with a solid foundation in the physiology of aging and how that affects the person biologically, socially, and culturally.
  • Provide fellows with guidance on outpatient, inpatient, nursing home and hospice care of elders.
  • Model “Life Long Learning and Life Long Quality Improvement” not only in medicine but in the classroom and at home.

Program Curriculum

The USD Geriatrics Fellowship offers a diverse curriculum over the broad spectrum of geriatrics care and settings. Our Geriatrics Fellowship program has been ACGME Accredited since 2010 and has graduated 11 fellows from both our full-time and part-time tracks.

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Training Sites

Our diverse curricula stems from our association with Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center, Sanford USD Medical Center, and the Sioux Falls VA Medical Center.

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Why Choose this Program

  • This program pleasantly surprises with a myriad of cases that provide an excellent platform for training.

    Kwabena Kwakye, MD, CMD Clinical Instructor Meet Faculty Member
  • All our fellows, regardless of prior experience, some with over 20 years, say they know more geriatrics and are better physicians.

    Dan Rath
    G. Daniel Rath, MD, CMD Program Director Meet Faculty Member
  • The geriatric program gave me enough autonomy to grow as a provider, with enough experience and learning from my attendings to be a better doctor.

    Joseph Rees
    Joseph Rees, DO Associate Program Director Meet Faculty Member
  • This program offered a part-time option which meant I could keep my hospitalist job and pursue specialist training at the same time. They offered a very flexible schedule.

    Evelyn Ivy Mwangi, MD Geriatrics Fellow, Class of 2020

What's next?

We invite you to continue learning more about our Geriatrics Fellowship Program!

  1. Discover the fellowship experience
  2. Get a feel for life in Sioux Falls
  3. Meet your co-fellows
  4. View application requirements