Duration: 2-4 week rotation
Course Offered: Throughout the year
Rotation Overview: Geriatrics
Students will be assigned to a dually board-certified Family Medicine and Palliative Care physician. Over the course of the rotation, the student is expected to advance in knowledge of basic science and specific symptoms associated with the progression of disease states (cancer, CHF, COPD, ARF, HIV and liver disease). The student will learn to recognize the relevance of signs and symptoms associated with these diagnoses. The student is expected to be able to conduct a Palliative Care physical examination and understand the indications for, and interpretation of, pertinent laboratory and radiographic tests. The student is expected to understand the basic principles of pain management and symptom control at the end of life. The student is expected to advance in his/her communication skills with patients and families as they relate to disease prognosis and family dynamics. The student is expected to advance his/her knowledge in spirituality and family bereavement.
Students Report To:
Medical Student Coordinator