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Geriatric Medicine Elective at LIJMC

Course Director:

Gisele Wolf-Klein, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine

Students have direct patient care interactions and responsibilities (in-patients and out-patients) under the supervision of geriatricians. Responsibilities include admission histories and physical examinations, ward rounds, interdisciplinary team meetings(geriatrician, physiatrist, psychiatrist, nurses, social worker, therapists, dietitians, patients and families) and the performance of routine diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Emphasis is placed on the total coordinated care of geriatric patients including their medical, psychiatric, rehabilitation, social, emotional and economic problems.

An opportunity to learn basic skills in Geriatric Medicine is offered to fourth-year students. Students will work with attendings on the geriatric consultation service, evaluate patients in the hospital's long-term care facility and see patients in the out-patient Geriatric Assessment Program. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the age-related pathophysiology involved in common clinical conditions seen in the elderly population.


Gisele Wolf-Klein, MD, FACP
Director of Geriatric Education
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine


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