Geriatrics Ambulatory Residency Rotation
As the population ages, internists are increasingly asked to respond to the special needs of the older adult. Internists must be prepared to provide medical care for complex geriatric patients. During the Geriatrics Ambulatory Residency Rotation, residents will be introduced to the care and management of the elderly patient. Faculty geriatricians will assist residents in understanding the aging process as it influences health and function. The rotation provides experience in caring for both biomedical syndromes and psychosocial concerns that commonly affect the elderly patient.
This ½ month rotation is mandatory for senior residents in Internal Medicine. Residents may electively request a full month of ambulatory geriatrics, and may also elect the geriatrics consultation/subacute care rotation. For more information about the geriatrics rotation, click here.