UC San Diego provides geriatrics teaching to residents from the UC San Diego Internal Medicine, UC San Diego Family Medicine, Scripps Internal Medicine, Family Health Centers of San Diego Family Medicine, and the Camp Pendleton Family Medicine residency training programs.
UC San Diego Internal Medicine Residents
Internal medicine residents at UC San Diego complete a four-week rotation during their 2nd-year of residency in geriatrics. In addition, residents of any year may complete a two-week elective rotation.
This rotation is designed for residents to gain an overview of geriatrics, along with the unique medical concerns of an older adult population. Residents receive an introduction to clinical care in multiple settings, including outpatient clinic, home care, inpatient sub-acute and skilled nursing care, geriatric psychiatry, dementia care, and hospice. Case-based learning and an interdisciplinary team approach are emphasized.
geriatrics rotation. Residents currently spend time at the Senior Medicine clinic and Senior Behavioral Health.
Scripps – Internal Medicine Residents
Scripps residents have the opportunity to spend a few days at UC San Diego during their geriatrics rotation. Residents currently spend two consecutive Monday and Tuesday afternoons at the Senior Medicine clinic and one Friday at Senior Behavioral Health.
Camp Pendleton – Family Medicine Residents
Camp Pendleton residents have the opportunity to spend one day at our Medicine for Seniors clinic during their geriatrics rotation, and also attend the Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Care Grand Rounds.
This rotation is designed to provide residents with additional geriatrics exposure beyond what is available in the current required rotation.
Family Health Centers of San Diego – Family Medicine Residents
Family Medicine residents at Family Health Centers of San Diego have the opportunity to spend two weeks at UC San Diego as part of their