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Education in Geriatric Medicine
The Division of Geriatric Medicine is rapidly expanding the footprint of geriatric education at Penn State College of Medicine. Faculty are engaged daily in teaching, geriatric curricular development and mentoring at every learner level (medical students, residents, fellows and faculty). The division has multiple touchpoints in undergraduate medical education, including the Penn State College of Medicine’s health systems hub and geriatrics elective.
The revised geriatrics rotation introduces Internal Medicine residents to geriatric patient care across the care continuum (outpatient geriatric primary and consultative care, a robust 5Ms-focused age-friendly inpatient geriatric consultative service, and post-acute and long-term care). The division offers two geriatrics continuing education series, a basic core geriatric competencies series for the Internal Medicine residents and Department of Medicine faculty, and a new, more advanced, interprofessional “current topics in geriatrics” series open to faculty with an interest in aging medicine and science across the Penn State Health and Penn State University communities.
Penn State College of Medicine is fortunate to have access to the Woodward Center for Excellence in Health Sciences Education at the College of Medicine as an incredible resource and community of master educators for geriatrics faculty to participate in and grow as educators and leaders in education.