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Core Rotation: Geriatrics

Contact: Jenny Fish

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 theResidents have a 2 week block of geriatrics in both the R2 and R3 years where the most important topics of geriatrics and palliative care/hospice 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.