Clinical Rotations 

The clinical year is divided into 13 four week blocks and each fellow has four weeks of vacation. 

Clinical Experience



Nursing Home

8 – 12 weeks

  • Berkeley East Health Care
  • VA Community Living Centers (CLC)

Home Based Primary Care

4 weeks

  • Sepulveda VA 

Geriatric Consults

8 – 12 weeks

  • UCLA Ronald Reagan Hospital
  • Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Inpatient Geriatrics

4 – 8 weeks

  • West LA VA

Palliative Care

4 weeks

  • West LA VA

Geriatric Psychiatry

4 weeks

  • West LA
  • Sepulveda VA


4 weeks

  • West LA VA


4 weeks

  • UCLA
  • West LA VA


2 weeks

  • LA Jewish Home



Our Didactic Experiences

  • Wednesday Lecture Series

    • All fellows attend our lecture series which occurs for two hours every Wednesday afternoon.

  • Geriatric Grand Rounds

    • All fellows and faculty attend Geriatric Grand Rounds monthly on Friday mornings at 8am.

  • UCLA Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine + Pharmacy & Board Review

    • Geriatric fellows attend the UCLA Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine for 4 days in September. All conference fees are paid for by the fellowship.
  • Journal Club

    • All fellows attend Journal Club which occurs twice a month at 8am on Fridays.

  • Geriatric Medical-Legal Elective

    • Fellows are invited to participate in a voluntary course run by the Psychiatry Department and LA County Department of Mental Health.
  • National Meetings

    Group of people at a Didactics lecture
    • Fellows are allotted educational funds ($1200) to attend the AGS meeting and receive additional compensation if they present a poster as first author.
    • We encourage and allow protected time off for all fellows to attend a national geriatric meeting such as AGS, AMDA, or AAHCM.

Our Continuity Experiences

Gerofit-West LA VA Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Outdoors Class

Geriatric Medicine Clinic

Each fellow is assigned to one of our Geriatric Medicine Clinic locations for the entire year. Locations include West Los Angeles VA (WLA VA), Sepulveda VA (San Fernando Valley), UCLA or Harbor UCLA (Torrance). Clinic meets weekly for 1/2 day.

Nursing Home

Fellows spend 1/2 day each month following a panel of long-term care patients at one of our skilled nursing facility sites, under the supervision of the UCLA/VA Geriatric Medicine faculty. The fellows will learn how to provide inclusive care of elderly patients in the nursing home and will actively participate in care decisions.

Home Care

Fellows make home visits every 3 months for 1/2 day to a panel of patients under the supervision of UCLA/VA Geriatric Medicine faculty. The Fellows will learn how to provide medical care in the home setting to a diverse population of elderly patients by establishing home assessment skills. With the increasing need for medical care in various settings, the fellows will learn about the social and environmental issues that affect medical care during their home care rotations.

Gerofit-West LA VA Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Exercise Class