Education & Training – Medical Students
4th Year Clerkship in Geriatrics/Home Medical Care
The required geriatrics rotation is designed to give fourth year medical students exposure first-hand to the needs of community-dwelling older adults. During this rotation, students will have the unique opportunity to go out on house calls with a physician or nurse preceptor. Additional experiences include going to community sites such as an adult day health center and nursing homes, making an independent home visit, and participating in standardized patient encounters. Students will attend daily lectures, write an evidence-based discussion of a patient management problem, and participate in computer based case discussions. Both physician and nurse preceptors will evaluate performance.
The objectives of the rotation include:
With the approval of the clerkship director, BU students may fulfill their graduation requirement for Geriatrics with an "away rotation" that offers a similar experience in community-based geriatrics.
Clerkship Syllabus (http://www.bmc.org/geriatrics/BUSMGeriSyllabus.pdf)
Contact: Jill Whitney at 617.638.6155 or Jill.Whitney@bmc.org.