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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - May 1991|
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