Dr. Calvin Hirsch served with the National Health Service Corps in the Tenderloin of San Francisco from 1983 to 1985. He was in charge of seeing low-income elderly who were mostly alone. He felt a lot of responsibility for these patients because he knew many didn't have relatives to support or drive them to visits.

This two-year span changed my life. A two-year Robert Wood Johnson fellowship at Stanford, researching geriatric health care policy, inspired him to forego an infectious diseases fellowship. This is why he chose geriatric medicine.

After finishing this position, Mr. Calvin Hirsch worked for two years as a medical director in long-term care at the Palo Alto VA.
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