Geriatric Medicine Fontana

The mission of our academic department is to train competent, ethical, humanistic, resilient geriatricians with a commitment to evidence-based medicine, high quality care, innovation, and life-long learning so that they can serve the heterogeneous elderly population in all settings.

Kaiser Permanente is among the nation’s largest and most highly regarded health care delivery organizations. One in four insured Californians belongs to the Kaiser Permanente Health Plan. As a member of our Fellowship program, you will learn to practice cost-effective, compassionate medical care — an approach indispensable to providing quality and evidence-based health care to older adults in various settings.

The goal of the Kaiser Permanente Fontana Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine is to produce new leaders who either practice as Geriatricians in various clinical settings or pursue primary care path with an emphasis on the care of the frail elderly patient, or teach in the field of Eldercare, and/or to conduct aging-related research.

The one-year program is available to either Internal Medicine or Family Medicine graduate physicians seeking additional specialty experience. The superior opportunity includes training in both the outpatient and inpatient arena and includes an emphasis on sub-acute ventilator care. Competency in common eldercare issues as well as hospital consultation, skilled nursing and sub-acute nursing facility administration, and hospice and palliative care management are emphasized. Participation at state and/or national meetings is strongly encouraged. The delicate balance of service versus education is recurrently reviewed by faculty and fellow alike while maintaining the all around wellness of learners. Above all Physician Wellness is very important for our training program.