The UCLA-VA Geriatrics Fellowship and combined Geriatrics-Palliative Care Fellowship is committed to a holistic review of each applicant. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds, sexual orientation, race, religion, and cultures. Being different makes us stronger. Learn more about our Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. 

How to Apply

Candidates must apply on ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service.

Please register for a MyERAS account

Once you make a MyERAS account, you may apply for our program by following the directions

Eligibility and Licensure

Physicians committed to a career in geriatrics, who have completed residency training in an ACGME accredited residency in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine are invited to apply.

All applicants must be able to start their fellowship on July 1.

All fellows are required to have an active California medical license by the start date of their fellowship. More information can be found on the California Medical Board website.

We welcome applicants who hold valid J1 training visas.

Application Requirements

  1. A completed ERAS Application and CV
  2. A one-page personal statement
  3. Three letters of recommendation (one letter must be from your current or past program director. Mid-career applicants should also include a letter from their Chief of Service)
  4. USLME step 1, 2, and 3 score or COMLEX level 1, 2, and 3 transcripts
  5. In order to train or work at a Veterans Health Administration facility, trainees in ACGME‐accredited as paid employees must provide evidence of registration in the Selective Service program, or evidence of exempt status issued by the Veterans Affairs’ Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) through a Status of Information letter. Please click here for more information. 
  6. Applications must be received by August 15th, in order to be reviewed our Interview Committee

Virtual Interviews

The UCLA-VA Geriatric Fellowship plans to conduct virtual interviews  for the 2024 fellowship application cycle. We recognize the hardships and financial burden in-person interviews place on our applicants and we desire to ensure a uniform interview process that is equitable to all applicants. UCLA follows guidance from the University of California System and the plan to conduct virtual interviews is subject to change. 

Prospective Fellows 

At UCLA, you won’t just train for a lifetime of responsible and committed medical practice. You’ll also meet colleagues and mentors you’ll continue to learn from throughout your career. 

Learn more about Trainee Life and Community

UCLA’s world-class hospitals, extensive training sites, and enriching patient experiences prepare trainees to live a life of impact. Read more about it - Why Choose UCLA? 


Please contact Jennifer Ayala, the program coordinator, for any questions regarding the applications process at [email protected] or by phone at 310-825-8253.