Senior Internal Medicine residents rotate through our geriatrics outpatient clinics for a half-month, and may electively request a full month of geriatrics. In addition, there are electives available in both geriatric and palliative medicine, to gain further insight and experience into these important and emerging fields.
GERIATRICS AMBULATORY RESIDENCY ROTATION
As the population ages, physicians are increasingly asked to respond to the special, complex needs of the older adult. During the Geriatrics Ambulatory Residency Rotation, residents will be introduced to the care and management of geriatric patients. Faculty geriatricians assist residents in understanding the aging process as it influences health and function. The rotation provides significant depth, with clinical experiences in numerous specialties to address the wide range of issues affecting older patients. For a more detailed overview of the geriatrics rotation, click here.
GERIATRICS CONSULTATION ROTATION (ELECTIVE)
This rotation provides experience in caring for frail, complex elderly patients in an inpatient setting, in both the hospital and sub-acute settings. For more details, click here.
GERIATRIC EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT UNIT ROTATION
During this rotation, residents will gain experience in caring for older adults outside of the acute care or clinic settings - at the Community Living Center of the Ann Arbor VA hospital. This rotation is mandatory for residents with a minimum one-half month assignment during HO 2/3. Click here for a detailed overview.
PALLIATIVE AND HOSPICE CARE ROTATION (ELECTIVE)
Physicians must provide compassionate, individualized care for dying patients. The special needs of dying patients and their families are best addressed through dedicated training under the direction of experienced hospice faculty. During this block rotation, residents are introduced to multidisciplinary care for dying patients and their families. This elective is available for residents at the HO2/3 levels. For a more detailed overview, click here.