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Geriatric Medicine Interest Group


  • To stimulate interest in Geriatric Medicine and to stress the role that Geriatrics plays in all fields of medicine
  • To increase awareness among medical students of the special issues that address the health care needs of older people across all fields of medicine
  • To organize community service activities that focus on the well-being of older adults
  • To provide learning opportunities for students including shadowing Geriatric faculty, interactive didactic sessions, and other activities
  • To provide leadership opportunities for students who would like to take an active role in promoting Geriatric Medicine


Geriatric Events at UCLA and West Los Angeles

If you would like to be updated about events in Geriatric Medicine at UCLA or West Los Angeles, please subscribe to our listserv by sending an email to uclagmig-join@lists.ucla.edu. You will receive an automated notification within approximately 24 hours asking you to confirm your subscription. Clicking the link contained in that e-mail will complete your request.


Clinical Shadowing Opportunities

We are happy to offer a number of locations for clinical shadowing for current medical students.

  • UCLA Santa Monica Hospital - Inpatient Geriatrics Service
  • Skilled Nursing Facility – Various UCLA-affiliated nursing facilities in Westwood and Santa Monica
  • Outpatient Geriatrics Clinics (Westwood or Santa Monica)
  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center - Inpatient Geriatrics Consult Service
  • West LA VA Inpatient Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit (WLA GEM)
  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center - Palliative Care Service

If you are interested in shadowing at any of the sites offered, please contact the GMIG Coordinator at gmig@mednet.ucla.edu to arrange a time.