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Geriatrics

Director: Rebecca Starr, MD

Location: Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA

Goals

This elective provides students with a broad and intensive exposure to a spectrum of geriatric medical problems.

Objectives

The student will…

  • assist with consultations on acutely hospitalized geriatric patients.
  • assist with comprehensive geriatric evaluations in the outpatient setting.
  • participate in nursing home care and the multidisciplinary rounds and functional assessments that occur in sub-acute and nursing home settings.
  • learn about the management of skin breakdown and wounds in elderly patients in the wound clinic.
  • experience community medicine and home care by going into patient’s homes.
  • learn to use the tools of comprehensive geriatric assessment to evaluate and manage frail elderly patients with multiple medical problems including dementia, depression, incontinence, falls, strokes, constipation, pressure sores, and other geriatric problems.

TUSM

Course Number

 

MED419-BA-O

 

Duration

 

4 weeks


Average

Hours per Week

 

40

 

 

Night Call/Weekends

 

No/No

 

Capacity

 

1 student per Block

 


Alternate Dates

Available

 

Yes, at the discretion of the Director

 


Transportation

Required

 

Suggested for optimal experience

 

On-Campus Housing

 

Available on a first-come, first-served basis

 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Medicine Clerkship.

 

If you would like to apply for this elective, please refer to Application Process.

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