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In the second half of the first year, residents have a three-week rotation in Geriatrics that will consist of working in a wide breath of areas including neuropsychiatry testing, geriatric clinics, outpatient and inpatient palliative care, hospice with hospice house, and a skilled nursing facility. Residents work closely with a specialists at these different sites and provide direct care to the patients. Residents receive training in transitions of care for our most medically complex patients as they move between inpatient and outpatient settings. Their experiences include didactics on sign-out, discharges, and medication reconciliation and rounding in our post-discharge clinic.

Goals and Objectives:

  • Residents will learn to provide comprehensive care to older adults with complex medical and psychosocial issues.
  • Residents will work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary medial and community team.
  • Residents will learn how to recognize the vulnerable elderly patient and how to maximize community resources to maximize health, safety, functionality and well- being.


Walnut Creek

  • Geriatric Clinics, Post Discharge Clinic
  • Transition of Cared Didactic, Senior Services
  • Palliative Inpatient
  • Skilled Nursing Facility

Pleasant Hill

  • Hospice of the East Bay
  • Bruns House (Hospice House)
  • Neuropsychiatry Clinic

Distance from Family Medicine Residency Practice: between 0.0 m – 7.0 m

Geriatrics Sample Schedule, Education Experiences:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM Senior Services Geriatric Clinic Geriatric Clinic Hospice of East Bay Neuropsychiatry Clinic
PM Team Based Clinic Team Based Clinic Team Based Clinic Workshop Team Based Clinic