This elective is for students interested in learning from and taking care of Geriatric patients. Students will work directly with a Geriatrician, Dr. Lumie Kawaski, seeing Geriatric patients at the VA as well as through home visits. Students will learn about subjects particular to Geriatric Patients, such as polypharmacy, aging physiology, coping with chronic disease, quality of life, dementia, and performance status. Students should be prepared for an active hands-on experience.
Maximum number of students: 1
Timeframe: 2 or 4 weeks
Prerequisite: Completion of the IM Clerkship with a passing grade
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Available Dates (2012/2013):
1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 firstname.lastname@example.org