Core Rotation: Geriatrics

Contact:  Jenny Fish

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Throughout residency, residents will be exposed to older patients in many settings – hospital, short term post-hospital rehabilitation, skilled nursing facility, hospice, and healthy community dwelling elderly. There is a specific geriatrics rotation in the second and third year designed to make sure the most important topics of geriatrics and palliative care are highlighted. By the end of residency, each resident will be confident handling common geriatric inpatient and outpatient problems, managing a medication list for older patients, understanding a primary palliative care approach, and using various community-based programs for the elderly.