A 3 Week Geriatric Education Program for 4th Year Medical Students at Dalhousie University

Mallery , M.D, FRCPC,, Laurie and Gordon , M.D., FRCPC, Janet and Freter , M.D., FRCPC, Susan (2003) A 3 Week Geriatric Education Program for 4th Year Medical Students at Dalhousie University. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Purpose -Population demographics are shifting towards an increased average age. Yet, many medical schools still do not have mandatory comprehensive education in Geriatric Medicine. In 2001, the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Dalhousie University developed a required three-week geriatric course for fourth year medical students. This paper describes the details of the curriculum so that it can be reproduced in other settings. Results - The curriculum was successfully implemented. An examination, held at the end of each 3-week rotation, documented extensive learning of important concepts in Geriatric Medicine. The students gave positive feedback about the benefits of this training program. Conclusion -A well developed formal education program teaches students specific skills in Geriatric Medicine, which may improve the care of the growing elderly population

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:geriatric, geriatrics, elderly, curriculum, medical school education
Subjects:JOURNALS > Medical Education Online > MEO Peer Reviewed
ID Code:3192
Deposited By: David, Solomon
Deposited On:06 Oct 2003
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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