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.

Clinical Rotations

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.

Geripal Block Schedule


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.

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
[email protected]

Elaine Chow
Education Programs Specialist
[email protected]