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Geriatrics Elective

Director: Sik Kim Ang, 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.