We have multiple paths through which Family Medicine and Internal Medicine trained physicians can pursue training in Geriatrics.
UCLA-VA Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
The UCLA-VA Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program has a national and international reputation for excellence in geriatric education, research, and clinical care. Learning objectives include development of exemplary skills and knowledge in the following:
- Theories and mechanisms of aging; biological changes of aging; pathophysiology of common aging illnesses; clinical pharmacology; psychosocial aspects of aging; geriatric rehabilitation; preoperative assessment and postoperative management; and preventive medicine
- Complete and accurate medical and psychosocial histories and physical examinations in a diverse population of elderly patients
- Diagnoses and treatments of common symptom complexes in the elderly
- End of life care
- Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary team approaches to practice with other health care professionals
- Geriatric acute hospital care
- Transitional/Sub-acute/Post-acute care
- Nursing home care
- Home care
- Ambulatory outpatient care
The program is a one-year program designed to provide subspecialty training in geriatric medicine for physicians and leads to eligibility for the ABIM/ABFP examination for added qualifications in geriatrics.
Geriatric Oncology Fellowship and Advanced Fellowships
A three-year fellowship in Geriatric Oncology is available for Internal Medicine trainees interested in the care of older patients with cancer. This path leads to dual ABIM board-eligibility in Geriatric Medicine and Oncology.
For fellows interested in pursuing a research career, we offer 2-year advanced fellowships that will equip trainees with the knowledge and skills to achieve excellence in geriatric research and/or quality improvement, taking full advantage of the expertise and resources of the Graduate Schools at UCLA as well as our renowned UCLA Geriatric Medicine research faculty.