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VA-UCLA Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

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VA-UCLA Geriatric Medicine Fellows, 2015-2016

 

Introduction

The VA-UCLA Geriatric Medicine Fellowship is the largest and one of the oldest,most distinguished geriatric medicine fellowships in the United States.  It is based in the UCLA Multicampus Program in Geriatrics and Gerontology and the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), benefiting from the Programs' enormous resources and world renowned research and clinical faculty.  The Fellowship continues to be ranked number one in the nation, and our over 200 graduates can be found in academic institutions throughout the United States and the world.  Dr. Nancy Weintraub, Program Director and Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA and the Greater Los Angeles VA, completed her Geriatric Medicine fellowship in 1986, has been on the faculty of New York University and UCLA, and is the recipient of multiple teaching awards.

 

Overview

The VA-UCLA Geriatric Medicine Fellowship consists of block rotations in inpatient geriatrics, nursing home care, inpatient geriatric consultation, geriatric psychiatry, neurobehavior, rehabilitation, palliative care, home based primary care, and outpatient geriatric specialty care at the Greater Los Angeles VA, Ronald Reagan UCLA Hospital, Santa Monica Hospital, and community nursing homes on the Westside of Los Angeles.  In addition, each fellow has weekly continuity clinic and monthly nursing home continuity visits. Fellows attend weekly lectures, bi-weekly journal clubs, monthly research conferences, and the UCLA Annual Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine and Board Review as well as the Annual Leadership and Management Course in Geriatrics and the UCLA Reynolds Mini-Fellowship in Geriatrics. Fellows also have opportunities to engage in research with members of our enormous research faculty, to participate in scholarly writing for publication in peer reviewed journals, and to attend and to present posters at national meetings.  Details of the fellowship year can be found in Current Fellows and Faculty.