The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship includes both continuous clinical activity and block rotations. Our curriculum emphasizes comprehensive interprofessional team care and innovative high-value models of geriatric care across the continuum of care offered.

Clinical Sites

Geriatric Fellows rotate at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Banner – University Medical Center - Tucson and South campuses, community nursing homes and several other affiliated community sites. At all sites, fellows are supervised and mentored by a committed group of geriatric attending physicians.

Clinical activities include a weekly outpatient clinic, community nursing home long term care, home-based primary care visits, weekly case conferences, grand rounds and journal clubs.

Block Rotations

Topic-focused block rotations usually last four weeks each. Subjects include:

  • Overview of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and Care
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Home-based Primary Care
  • Subacute Care
  • Community Geriatric Practice
  • Rheumatology and Dermatology
  • GeroPsychiatry
  • Neurogeriatrics

Opportunities are also available in Older Women’s Health, Medical Director Administrative and Finance Training, Geriatric Orthopedics and Pain Management.

Research Opportunities

Fellows interested in research design and development may pursue research projects under the supervision of faculty mentors. 


The Fellowship is evaluated regularly by the fellows, the faculty and others, and there is ongoing competency-based evaluation of both fellow and faculty performance in a supportive environment.