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Education and Training

…Training our health professionals today to help shape tomorrow…

The UC San Diego Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Care has a variety of training programs focused on not only educating the next generation of doctors, but also the current and future health care work force, including other practicing physicians, nurses, social workers, and other professionals working with older adults, along with patients and caregivers.

Our programs include a long-standing ACGME-accredited Geriatrics Fellowship Program, resident education, and elective rotations for medical students at various levels in their training, in addition to multiple didactic activities available to trainees and faculty, such as our geriatrics grand rounds, seminars, case conferences, and journal club. UC San Diego also holds nursing wokshops and community presentations on a periodic basis.

We also co-lead The San Diego/Imperial Geriatric Education Center (SDIGEC) with San Diego State University, which is a Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Through this grant and other division initiatives, we have established partnerships with several local community organizations to expand our training efforts.

To learn more about these programs, please find additional information here on our website or contact Jennifer Reichstadt, MSG, Director of Education and Development at