Two-Year Integrated Geriatrics and Palliative Care Fellowship

The Geri-Pal Fellowship aims to develop physician leaders in the care of older adults with serious illness. We are the only institution to offer a geripal fellowship on the West Coast.

Clinical rotations:

Fellows will participate in a diverse variety of rotations across several clinical sites, including primary and consultative care in acute and long term care settings as well as home care. Fellows will work alongside our award-winning faculty and interprofessional geriatrics and palliative care teams at UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco VA Medical Center, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Medical Center and Hospice by the Bay.

See the sample block schedule for more information.


A weekly classroom-based core curriculum includes sessions on clinical geriatrics and palliative care, critical review of the medical literature and grand rounds. Fellows participate in works-in-progress sessions and journal club.

Individual Projects:

Eight months are devoted to mentored projects in research, quality improvement or education with a goal of local or national dissemination of results.

Leadership Training:

Fellows participate in an innovative longitudinal leadership development program and apply these skills to their project work.

This program is listed in ERAS a track in the UCSF Geriatrics Fellowship.

Opportunities for additional training in research, quality improvement or education are also available.

Contact Information
Lynn Flint, MD
Program Director

Elaine Chow
Education Coordinator