Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine & Board Review

We will be holding the course on September 18-21, 2024 in a virtual format.

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For the past 40 years, the UCLA Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine has been a leader in providing physicians, pharmacists and other health professionals the essential knowledge and skills to care for older patients. The four-day course and board review in geriatric medicine emphasizes an evidence-based, practical and functional approach to the comprehensive care of older adults. The content and structure of the course are well-suited for health professionals who wish to enhance their ability to care for older adults, as well as for physicians who are preparing for the initial certification or re-certification examinations in Geriatric Medicine offered by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM).

The 40th Annual UCLA Intensive Course is presented concurrently with the 2024 Intensive Course in Geriatric Pharmacy and Board Review, and participants may attend sessions in either course.

  • Speaker presentations and supplementary materials are provided in a PDF syllabus
  • Over five hours of optional interactive board review sessions are offered
  • Access to view recorded sessions for 4 weeks post course (not certified for CME credit)

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be better able to:

  • Apply principles of geriatric assessment, geriatric pharmacology, rehabilitation, and long-term care to the patient care setting
  • Understand key aspects of neurology, cardiology, psychiatry, urology, hematology, gastroenterology, nephrology, endocrinology, pharmacology, and rheumatology as they apply to older patients
  • Identify psychosocial problems related to aging and formulate an approach to these problems
  • Recognize the major geriatric syndromes such as dementia, delirium, incontinence, pain management, osteoporosis, and explain the appropriate geriatric medicine approaches to them
  • Create individualized medication regimens for medically complex older adults to address appropriate health outcomes

Target Audience

This program has been designed for geriatricians, internists, primary care and family medicine clinicians, hospitalists and intensivists, pharmacists, and other interested healthcare providers.


Continuing Medical Education Credits (CME)

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Conituing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 32 (plus 5.25 for all board review sessions) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved by the AMA for category 1 credit as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses from states other than California should inquire with their local State Board for specific continuing education policies.

Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE)


In support of improving patient care, Stanford Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Cedentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation

Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

Stanford Medicine designates this knowledge-based activity for a maximum of 32 hours. Credit will be provided to NABP CPE Monitor within 60 days after the activity completion. UAN: JA0000751-0000-22-006-L04-P