Resident Rotations in Geriatric Medicine

Elective Information

In partnership with the Stanford Internal Medicine Residency Program, we offer Geriatric Medicine required and elective rotations designed to prepare physicians for optimal care of older patients. The resident will have an opportunity to assess and treat a diverse population of older adults, from those who are healthy and active to those who are frail and dependent.

Stanford Resident Inpatient Elective: This elective allows second and third-year Internal Medicine residents to rotate with the Inpatient Geriatrics Consult and Home-Based Primary Care services. The rotation is designed to teach residents to evaluate and manage common geriatric syndromes in hospitalized elders including delirium, dementia, falls, frailty, and hospital-associated disability. 

Away Elective: Stanford Medicine accepts visiting residents from ACGME-accredited programs in the United States and Canada. If you are interested in this four-week elective rotation at Stanford, please visit the GME website and review the eligibility and application guidelines here. Please contact Victoria Mesquita for more information.

The Stanford Geriatric Medicine Clinical Visiting Observer Program: The Clinical Visiting Observer Program offers a unique opportunity for individuals who are interested in gaining firsthand experience and insight of Geriatric Medicine.

Participants in the program have the chance to shadow Stanford Geriatric Medicine faculty members and observe different clinical settings (Clinic, Inpatient, SNF, home visits), deepen their understanding of the complexities and unique healthcare needs of older adults.

We hope this program to be a cornerstone for cultivating compassionate and knowledgeable leaders in geriatric medicine, shaping the future of exceptional care for our aging population.

For individuals who are interested in the program, please send your resume and personal statement specifying your interest in Geriatric Medicine to Dr. Can Chen,

Visiting Observers at Stanford Geriatric Medicine are subject to follow Stanford Health Care Visiting Observer policies and approval/clearance procedures. Please find out more information

For more information on the Stanford Internal Medicine Residency Program, please contact:

Karina Delgado-Carrasco

Residency Program Manager, Department of Medicine