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The Power of Geriatric Medicine 

Here at UC San Diego, our mission is to provide outstanding, innovative age-specific patient-care, advance research in aging and educate healthcare professionals on the needs and best ways to care for older adults. Our faculty are improving the lives of seniors by providing comprehensive, tailored care, conducting research, and training health professionals to better care for our growing older adult population. 

Honors


US News and World Report Badge for Geriatrics 

UC San Diego Geriatrics is ranked 28th out of more than 1500 national programs in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals 2016-17" issue.

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Ruth Covell Award in Geriatrics


Theresa Wong, MD, UCSD School of Medicine, Class of 2017, was the inaugural recipient of the Ruth Covell Award in Geriatrics.  This award is given to a graduating medical student who has expressed an interest in and demonstrated a commitment to geriatrics through scholarly activities, leadership, and/or participation in geriatrics programs at UC San Diego. This award was established in 2017 thanks to the generous support of Dr. Ruth Covell, UC San Diego School of Medicine Faculty Emeritus.

Dr. Wong was the immediate past President of the UCSD School of Medicine Geriatrics Interest Group, and is conducting research on Prognosis Communication with Disabled Seniors with Dr. Alex Smith and others at UCSF.  She will be a resident in the Internal Medicine Residency at UCSF in July. 

Dean Norman, MD recently published an article entitled "Geriatric Infectious Diseases: Current Concepts on Diagnosis and Management" in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.


Division News

Faculty and students here at UC San Diego attended the American Geriatrics Society annual meeting in May. Our faculty spoke and led two Special Interest Groups - one on Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use and one on Homeless Older Adults. Dr. Yuan Shao, a geriatrics fellow, presented a poster at the Presidential Poster Session and several other medical students presented posters as well! Click here for more information on the AGS Meeting. Congratulations to everyone who presented this year!


Alison Moore, MD, MPH spoke at the Stein Institute for Research on Aging's Public Lecture in March 2017, and was featured on UCSD-TV on May 11. You can see the talk here.

Fellowship Program

We are pleased to announce that all 3 fellowship slots have been filled for the 2017-18 year!

The goal of the UC San Diego ACGME-accredited Geriatrics Fellowship Program is to develop geriatricians who desire to work in an academic environment and become leaders in the field of geriatrics.

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Support Us

​Join us in helping seniors live their best lives longer. Addressing the needs of our older adults is important now more than ever! Your donations ensure that our research and clinical care keep pace with the needs of our community and ensure our initiatives to further educate the geriatrics work force remain strong and expand. 

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Faculty Career Opportunities

We currently have openings for faculty positions. To find out more and to apply, click here.

Grand Rounds  

Join us for our monthly Geriatrics Grand Rounds series, which takes place on the first Wednesday of every month at 8:45am in the Stein Clinical Research Building, Conference Rm. 148 on the UC San Diego School of Medicine campus.