Education& Training – Interns and Residents
Each year 13 second and third year residents and 26 interns serve for four weeks on the Geriatrics Inpatient Service, under the supervision of one of the Section of Geriatrics attending physicians. 26 second and third year residents participate in a month-long outpatient geriatrics rotation during which time they see patients in the home and in nursing homes as well as at an affiliated PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly) site. Primary care interns also participate in a specially designed outpatient rotation that includes faculty mentorship, home visits and participation in interdisciplinary primary care.
Geriatrics Ambulatory Block Rotation Basic Schedule
This is a basic schedule, which may give a better idea of what the month is like during the Geriatrics Ambulatory Rotation. Regular clinic times are preserved, and the clinicians with whom the residents work know this schedule.
Mondays: Both residents spend Mondays with Dr. Adam Burrows of the Elder Service Plan of Uphams Corner. The Elder Service Plan is a PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) Program, providing both adult day health care and social activities for the elderly.
Tuesdays: Both residents will make home visits with attendings, Geriatrics Fellows, or a geriatrics nurse case manager.
Wednesdays: Wednesdays are spent at the Benjamin Health Care Center.
Thursdays: Home visits, like Tuesday mornings.
Fridays: On Friday mornings, 9:00-10:00 am, we have a Section of Geriatrics Conference that you are expected to attend. You will receive a schedule for the coming month. Note that on the last Friday of the rotation, you will present the Evidence-based Medicine Case Presentations with Dr. Burrows at the Friday morning Geriatric Conference Series. On Friday afternoons, residents are expected to complete additional home care experiences, which may include house calls with the other block resident to primary care clinic patients.
During the rotation, residents complete the Evidence-based Medicine Online Tutorial ( http://www.bu.edu/geriatrics/ebm/) that accompanies the didactic sessions given by Dr. Adam Burrows.
Other lectures are offered for the 4th year medical students in the Trainee Room, Robinson 2504. They are generally scheduled in the afternoon after 2:00 pm and on Friday mornings following the Section of Geriatrics Educational Conference Series. Residents are encouraged to attend these lectures if available.
Contact: Jill Whitney, 617.638.6155 Julia.Bruno@bmc.org.