Reynolds Education Grant

The UCSF Geriatrics Division has been awarded a $1 million, four-year grant (2013 -2017) from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Next Steps in Physicians’ Training in Geriatrics II initiative, titled “The Physician for the Aging Patient”. It builds on the success of our prior grant from the Reynolds Foundation in advancing physician education to provide outstanding team-based care for frail older people. Breaking away from the traditional model of doctors training mainly with other doctors, the Next Steps initiative will enable all UCSF medical students and internal medicine residents to train closely with other health care professionals in teams. Aligning with the UCSF Bridges Curriculum, and in partnership with the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center, this program will transform both medical education and the delivery of healthcare.

The Reynolds Foundation has invested close to $100 million at 40 medical schools for their Aging and Quality of Life Program since 1996 (Click here for the press release announcing the award).

Program Highlights

  • First year medical students will partner with pharmacy students to examine the safety of lengthy medication lists in older adults admitted to hospitals and nursing homes;

  • Second year students will learn to diagnose and develop a care plan for older patients that integrates expertise from other health professionals;

  • Third year students will collaborate on a complex geriatrics case with students from other disciplines, including nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy and dentistry, in a standardized patient exercise;

  • Fourth year students will crystalize critical skills needed to safely hand-off appropriate aspects of care for a hospitalized older patient to colleagues such as nurses and other team members;

  • Internal medicine residents will experience the power of working in integrated interprofessional hospital teams focused on patient-centered care and enhanced team communication.

Leadership and Core Faculty

Anna Chang, MD
Principal Investigator

Kathryn Eubank, MD
Co-Principal Investigator

G. Michael Harper, MD
Co-Principal Investigator

Josette A. Rivera, MD
Co-Principal Investigator

Stephanie Rennke, MD
Core Faculty

Eric Widera, MD
Core Faculty

Michi Yukawa, MD
Core Faculty

Joan Abrams, MA, MPA
Program Manager

For more information please contact jabrams@medicine.ucsf.edu

Reynolds Education Grant

Reynolds Education Grant

Reynolds Education Grant

Reynolds Education Grant

Reynolds Education Grant

Reynolds Education Grant

Reynolds Education Grant