Interprofessional Education

A cornerstone of geriatrics is the attention to medical, psychological, functional, and social well-being, which often requires a team of health professionals. The Division of Geriatrics offers interactive learning opportunities for health professions students to learn with, from, and about each other in order to provide effective team care for older adults.

Our interprofessional education activities include:

  • The Interprofessional Aging and Palliative Care Student Interest Group: open to all health professions students
  • UCSF competency-based Inpatient Geriatrics course “GeriWard” for medical, nursing, and pharmacy students
  • The Interprofessional Standardized Patient Exercise for dentistry, medical, nursing, pharmacy, and physical therapy students
  • UCSF Center for Geriatric Care: collaboration with UC Hastings College of the Law to provide a Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors, one of a few such practices nationwide which provides health-related legal aide to older adults. and for training future health care providers how to care for older adults.