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.

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 of past program director. Mid-career applicants should also include a letter from their Chief of Service)
  4. USLME step 1 and 2 score or COMPLEX level 1 and 2 transcripts

Virtual Interviews

The UCLA-VA Geriatric Fellowship plans to conduct virtual interviews again for the 2023 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. We plan to hold optional “Open Houses” for those candidates who desire to visit Los Angeles. Attendance at these “Open Houses” will have no bearing on a candidate’s application status and will be viewed neutrally. UCLA follows guidance from the University of California System and the plan to conduct virtual interviews is subject to change.


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