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Electives - Geriatrics
Geriatric Medicine - Salem
Elective Number: 1629 (arranged)
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Blake Lipscomb - Jeffrey.Lipscomb@va.gov; VA Pager 1051, ext 2236
Designated Signer: Clerkship Director or Attending on Duty
Evaluation should be given to: Dr. Lipscomb
Duration: Maximum: 4 weeks, Minimum: 2 weeks
Available: all Rotations
For Orientation, Report to: Linda Ferguson-Saunders or Brenda Casinger, Medical Service Student Coordinators
Time to Report: 1:00 pm
Place to Report for Orientation: Building 143 C1-56; room 1EF-115 or room 1EF-116
Typical day: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 1
Course Description: This elective will provide an excellent opportunity for the student to broaden his/her knowledge base concerning the aging process and to develop the clinical skills necessary to effectively manage the complex medical problems encountered in older patients. The principal focus of this rotation is comprehensive geriatric assessment and geriatric rehabilitation. In addition, a structured didactic curriculum is provided. There is no night or weekend call and no weekend rounds.
The educational purpose is to provide the student with a concentrated experience working with geriatric patients under the supervision of a experienced interdisciplinary team. This exposure will allow the student to improve skills in diagnosis and management of older patients with multiple physical and psychosocial problems, and learn to effectively organize community resources to maximize the patients' functional independence.