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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

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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. 

Image: Dr. Cole consulting with Behavioralist Dr. Gui.

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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. 

Program Duration

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

The Mayflower continuing care retirement community

Faculty of AdventHealth Medical Education

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  • Carmen Almanzar, MD

    Carmen Almanzar, MD

    Medical School

    • Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud - 2007


    • Mayaguez Medical Center
    • Family Medicine - 2020
  • Brianna Wynne, MD

    Brianna Wynne, MD

    Medical School

    • Medical College of Wisconsin - 2016


    • Community Memorial Hospital
    • Family Medicine Residency - 2020


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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)

Credentialing Information

AdventHealth Orlando Medical Staff Credentialing (Click on Bylaws and open document titled 2005-10 APMT & (REAPMT)

Credentialing must be completed before entering the fellowship program.

Medical Staff Office Credentialing

  • 601 E Rollins Orlando FL 32803
  • Tel #: Call407-303-1979

Florida Medical Licensure Application

  • Florida Department of Health
  • Florida Board of Medicine
  • 4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN #CO3
  • Tallahassee FL 32399-1753
  • Tel #: Call850-410-3359
  • Fax: Call850-488-9325

Drug Enforcement Administration

  • United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement
  • Administration
  • PO Box 28038-8083
  • Central Station Washington DC 20005
  • Tel #: Call202-307-7255