Three years of a required geriatrics module for third-year medical students

Stephen Wener, Conn Foley, Arnold Jaffe

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The Parker Jewish Geriatric Institute, a teaching nursing home at which an accredited internal medicine geriatrics fellowship is based, co-developed with the Department of Family Practice of the medical school at the State University of New York at Stony Brook a mandatory geriatrics module for third-year medical students. The module’s implementation over a three-year period (1985-1987) with 278 medical students is described. The authors conclude that if time and effort are given to the development of a geriatrics curriculum, and if appropriate instructors are chosen, then learning geriatrics in long-term-care settings can be as rewarding and exciting an experience for medical students as their experiences in other clinical settings, even when that learning is required.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)292-294
Number of pages3
JournalAcademic Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1991
Externally publishedYes

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