Two-Year GeriPal Fellowship
The Integrated Geriatrics and Palliative Care 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.
Fellows participate in a diverse variety of rotations across many clinical settings, from home to nursing facility to hospital. Fellows 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.
Our 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.
Eight months are devoted to mentored projects in research, quality improvement or education with a goal of local or national dissemination of results.
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.
Lynn Flint, MD
Education Programs Specialist