Ariel Cole, MD

About the Program

The AdventHealth Geriatric Medicine fellowship began with the first fellow in 1998 and remains fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of General Medical Education (ACGME). Upon completion, the fellows are qualified to take the Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) Examination in Geriatrics, which is given by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Family Medicine. And fellowship director Dr Ariel Cole sits on the committee that writes and revises this exam.

The geriatric fellowship program seeks to train Family Medicine or Internal Medicine physicians in all facets of clinical geriatrics over a period of 12 months. Both medical and non-medical aspects of elder care will be emphasized, including institutional, non-institutional, regulatory, economic, psycho-social, pharmacologic, rehabilitation, palliative and other associated areas. Learning will be patient-based in a variety of settings, stressing the multi-disciplinary team approach to the comprehensive care of the frail, elderly population, as well as didactic, scholarly and instructional activities.

Ariel Cole MD, FAAFP

Program Director

GME Dr Gui and Dr Cole

Program Goals

The goal of this program is to prepare graduates to obtain board certification in Geriatric Medicine, and provide excellent geriatric care as providers, educators, administrators or directors of elder care facilities. Graduates of the program are currently teaching at residency settings, administrators of major healthcare organizations, business owners with physician extenders providing care in nursing home and ALF settings, and community physicians. 

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Access to a Larger Network

The AdventHealth Geriatric Medicine fellowship is a part of the AdventHealth Central Region located in the Greater Orlando area encompassing 20+ hospitals and ERs. Our program is located in Winter Park, Florida minutes from Orlando, "The City Beautiful". Winter Park, Florida is surrounded by top-rated theme parks, beautiful sandy beaches and sporting and concert venues.

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Fellowship Experience

The overall experience includes in-patient, out-patient, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, independent retirement living, geriatric psychiatry, hospice care, home health agencies, rehabilitation, social services, community outreach, geriatric pharmacy and more. Fellows are under the supervision of four faculty members who are Board certified in Geriatrics. Fellows are also involved in teaching and working closely with Florida State College of Medicine medical and physician assistant students, FM and IM residents, and other fellows at AdventHealth. 

The program duration is 12 months beginning July 1 - June 30.

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Program Faculty 

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Trudy Ann Alston, DO

Trudy-Ann Alston, DO

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Andrea Nalborczyk, MD

Andrea Nalborczyk, MD

St. Matthew's University


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Program Information

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Application Process

Join Our Fellow Team

Deadline for receiving applications is October 16, and final decisions are made around December 1. After receipt of a complete application, applicants will be notified if a personal interview is required.

Interview dates will be scheduled in September (Tuesdays, 7 AM-3 PM)

AdventHealth Medical Staff Credentialing


Credentialing must be completed before entering the fellowship program.

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  • Medical Staff Office Credentialing

    601 E Rollins Orlando FL 32803


  • Florida Medical Licensure Application

    Florida Department of Health, Florida Board of Medicine

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN #CO3, Tallahassee FL 32399-1753


  • Drug Enforcement Administration

    United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement


    PO Box 28038-8083

    Central Station Washington DC 20005


Fellowship Coordinator Contact Information

Mark Uva, Residency Coordinator 

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Christine Joseph, Associate Residency Coordinator

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