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Geriatrics Student Interest Group 

Welcome to the Geriatrics Student Interest Group (SIG). The Geriatrics SIG is made up of UC San Diego medical students, but other students are welcome to join!


  • Foster a community among students who have an interest in geriatrics
  • To simulate interest in Geriatric Medicine and support students toward a career in Geriatrics
  • Engage the medical school community and students from other disciplines about issues related to geriatrics


  • Reveal the diversity of careers related to geriatrics and role that geriatrics play in all fields of medicine
  • Learn and lead salient topics in geriatrics and gerontology
  • Network with the academic geriatrics community and foster collaboration between UC San Diego, San Diego State University and local community organizations – expanding on efforts already initiated through a Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) grant award
  • Support student research in geriatrics
  • Understand the interdisciplinary nature of caring for older adults
  • See the variety of experiences of aging in the San Diego community
  • Educate the medical school community and other healthcare disciplines about aging and geriatric medicine


If interested in learning more about upcoming activities, please contact James Templeman, MD, Faculty Advisor at or Laura Jimenez, Geriatrics Education and Research Training Coordinator at