A longitudinal curriculum throughout residency aims to develop residents’ knowledge and skills caring for older adult patients across a spectrum of care settings.
PGY1: Outpatient Care of the Older Adult
-- Diagnose and treat geriatric syndromes encountered in the outpatient setting
-- Recognize how outpatient care of older adults may differ from that of younger adults
-- Practice functional and cognitive assessment in frail elders
PGY2: Transitions of Care
-- Manage and coordinate care and care transitions across multiple delivery systems, including ambulatory, subacute, acute, rehabilitation and skilled nursing
-- Identify common medical errors that may occur during transitions of care
-- Communicate with caregivers to maintain continuity during transitions of care
PGY3: Inpatient Care of the Older Adult
- -- Diagnose and treat geriatric syndromes encountered in the inpatient setting
- -- Consult on patients with complex clinical problems requiring risk assessment
- -- Assess and treat pain and non-pain symptoms in hospitalized older adults
- -- Participate in a family meeting to address goals of care
If problems arise, please page Dr.Thompson, rotation director, at 1396 or contact Marilyn Tapper at 834-4333.