Integrated Geriatrics and Palliative Care Fellowship
This new two-year fellowship is focused on developing physician leaders in the care of older adults with serious illness. The program is the first of its kind on the West Coast.
Three key components make up this unique program:
1. 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 palliative care teams at UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco VA Medical Center, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Medical Center and Hospice by the Bay.
Fellows will participate in a weekly classroom-based core curriculum in clinical geriatrics and palliative care and the intersection between the two fields, as well as teaching skills and critical review of the medical literature, grand rounds, works-in-progress sessions and journal clubs.
3. Individual Projects and Leadership Training:
Fellows will devote eight months to mentored projects in research, quality improvement or education with a goal of dissemination of results locally and/or nationally. Fellows will also participate in an innovative longitudinal leadership development program and utilize these skills in their project work.
Sample Block Schedule
See the sample block schedule for more information.
We are accepting applications through ERAS now for positions starting in July 2017.
This program is listed in ERAS a track in the UCSF Geriatrics Fellowship. Several funding opportunities are available for fellows who elect to add another year or more to training in research, quality improvement or education.