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Program Curriculum

Elective Internal Medicine Rotations* 2 months
Neurology 2 months
Psychiatry 2 months
Rehabilitative Medicine 2 months
Wound Care 1 month
Elder Care Specialties** 1 month
Hospice/Palliative Care 1 month
General Elective 1 month

* Elective Internal Medicine Rotation – choice of two (all provide exposure to preoperative assessment):

  • Geriatric Cardiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Nephrology

** Elder Care Specialties

  • Audiology and Speech Therapy
  • Sleep Assessment
  • Speech and Swallowing Assessment
  • Podiatry Office
  • Community Resources

Continuity Experiences
Nursing Home
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
Assisted Living
Transitional Care Facility
Family or Internal Medicine Continuity Clinic
Hospice Care
Memory Disorder Clinic

Teaching/Administrative Experiences
Nursing Home
Assisted Living
Faculty Meetings/Graduate Education Committee
Family Medicine Office Preceptor


Educational Conferences
Geriatric Tutorials with Geriatric Faculty/Biweekly Geriatric Faculty Conferences
Geriatric Journal Club and Critical Analysis of Medical Literature
Grand Rounds in Geriatrics
Geriatric Lectures to Family Medicine Residents
Geriatric Lectures to Medical Students at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)
Geriatric Lectures in PCOM’s Board Review Lecture Series
Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatric Society’s Research Conference


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