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New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging

Fellowship Application Information

All of our fellowship programs are designed for those who have completed a residency in internal medicine, family medicine or psychiatry. The curriculum is comprised of clinical, research, and teaching/administrative components, with the concentration in each component adjusted based on the program option selected. We prepare fellows for careers in academic and clinical geriatrics through integrated learning and a multi-disciplinary approach to care in a broad-based learning environment.  


The RowanSOM OPTI Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program is accredited by the Committee on Postdoctoral Training of the American Osteopathic Association and fulfills the fellowship requirements of all specialty boards of certification (CAQ) in geriatrics. Fellows receive a certificate of academic achievement in geriatrics as recognition for completing the fellowship program.


Qualified IM, FM and psychiatry candidates must have graduated from an AOA-accredited college of osteopathic medicine and completed an AOA-approved residency program. It is also possible for a trainee to have completed an ACGME approved program for which AOA approval has been granted. Selection is based on interest in geriatrics, past performance and desire for a career in geriatrics. Applicants must obtain a New Jersey medical license, CDS, and DEA license. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status.
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Program Opportunities

Two-year Fellowship

A strong research component with protected time for research is provided during the first and second years. Fellows work directly with a faculty mentor and a research consultant to identify an area of interest and complete an independent research project. Fellows are expected to complete a paper of publishable quality based on their completed research project. The teaching/administration component, in addition to the research project, distinguishes the two-year from the one-year fellowship option.

One-Year Fellowship

This option is offered for those physicians or psychiatrists who are seeking a career in clinical geriatrics. Designed to prepare physicians and psychiatrists as experts in primary care and consultation in geriatrics, an added aspect of the program is the teaching experience and scholarly expertise provided in the fellowship program environment. Clinical experiences in ambulatory, acute, subacute and long term care settings are planned in block schedules with longitudinal experiences provided throughout the continuum of care. All fellows in the one-year program are required to complete a scholarly research paper.

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Geriatric Fellowship Program Directors

Anita Chopra, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.M.D.
Project Director, Geriatric Fellowship Director, New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging

Martin Forsberg, M.D.
Program Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

Terrie Beth Ginsberg, D.O., F.A.C.O.I.
Program Director, Geriatric Internal Medicine Fellowship

Kevin J. Overbeck, D.O.
Program Director, Geriatric Family Medicine Fellowship

Sherry Pomerantz, Ph.D.
Director of Fellowship Research

Contact Us

If you have more questions regarding geriatric fellowships, please reach out to our office.

Jennifer DeGennaro, Fellowship Education Coordinator
42 East Laurel Road, Suite 1800 
P.O. Box 1011
Stratford, NJ 08084-1504
Phone: 856-566-6297
Fax: 856-566-2775