Geriatrics Quality Improvement Science Fellowship





The West Health-UCSD Geriatrics Quality Improvement Science Fellowship is a first-of-its-kind program which prepares geriatrics-trained physicians to become leaders in quality improvement science for older adults. Combining West Health’s expertise in value-based care redesign with UCSD’s robust Geriatrics and quality improvement science infrastructure, fellows utilize a rich learning environment and mentorship team to accelerate new career paths in health system transformation




The mission of this fellowship program is to develop leaders, educators, and researchers who will:

  • Apply principles of quality improvement science to improve care for older adults
  • Innovate and continually improve healthcare within and outside of their health system
  • Teach and lead teams of healthcare professionals about quality improvement
  • Advance the science of quality improvement for older adults with a focus on older adult-centered design, team science, patient-reported outcomes, and high-value care


  • One year personalized program including:
  • UCSD Implementation Science and Healthcare Leadership Coursework (optional Master’s Degree or Certificate)
  • Integration with UCSD’s Age-Friendly Health System Task Force and West Health institute initiatives for healthcare redesign
  • Mentorship from UCSD Geriatrics Faculty and West Health Institute experts in data science, policy, and business strategy


  • Salary will be at the PGY level based on the candidate’s experience
  • Benefits include health, dental and vision care as well as paid vacation or sick leave


  • Completed ACGME-accredited fellowship training in Geriatrics
  • Geriatric Medicine certified or eligible for certification
  • Active, unrestricted US license to practice medicine
  • US citizenship


  • Upon completing this one-year program, fellows will have the skills and training to:
  • Catalyze meaningful evolution of care models for seniors at a systems level
  • Combine QI with operational and financial realities of modern healthcare to create sustainable and scalable change





Or contact Program Co-Director Lindsey Yourman, MD at


CLICK HERE to read the article “The Impacts of the West Health-UCSD Geriatrics Quality Improvement Science Fellowship“. 


The program is Co-Directed by Lindsey Yourman, MD from UCSD and Jon Zifferblatt, MD, MPH, MBA from West Health Institute.