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Elder Care (Geriatrics)

Undergraduate Medical Education

Geriatrics Undergraduate Medical Education

  1. Activities Across the 4-Year Curriculum
    • Einstein Aging Mentorship Program
      Provides faculty mentors in geriatrics and aging-related fields for Einstein medical students. more info
    • Einstein Student Chapter of the American Geriatrics Society
      An active student group providing opportunity for informal interactions with research and clinical faculty in aging-related fields. more info
    • Student Research in Geriatrics and Aging-related Disciplines
      Opportunities for faculty-mentored basic or clinical research related to aging and/or geriatrics. more info
  2. Pre-Clinical Activities (Year 1 or 2)
    • Introduction to the Patient Course (ICM)
      A small group classroom-based course which includes geriatrics content on sexuality and aging, Medicare and Medicaid, home care, ethics, and elder abuse.
    • ICM Clinical Experience Program in Geriatric Medicine
      Exposes students to the unique issues involved in providing medical care to older adults and introduces basic medical interviewing skills utilized in clinical patient encounters. more info
    • Successful Aging Module
      Provides students with a continuity experience with a community-dwelling older adult. more info
    • Faculty Development: Geriatrics Program Preceptors
      A half-day faculty development course offered annually to community geriatricians. more info
    • Nervous System and Human Behavior Course
      A 12-week second-year course which includes geriatrics content focusing on cognition. more info
    • Clinical Examination Geriatrics Assessment Workshop
      A half-day geriatrics assessment workshop in the second year, emphasizing physical and cognitive function. more info
  3. Clinical Curriculum Activities (Years 3 and 4)
    • Geriatrics Clerkship
      A two-week required rotation providing clinical exposure to acute, ambulatory, home visiting, hospice, and long-term care, as well as workshops on transitions of care, elder abuse and mistreatment, and geriatric nutrition. more info