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MED 342A. Geriatric Medicine Clerkship (SUMC, PAVAMC)

S1 Open to Visitors

Department
Medicine
Courses      Clerkships


Description
This clinical experience introduces students to the principles of effective geriatric care in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Geriatric faculty and fellows work with students in various clinical settings including: 1) outpatient clinics at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System 2) outpatient clinic at Stanford University 3) a community skilled nursing facility in Palo Alto. The rotation emphasizes the evaluation and management of patients with multiple chronic conditions, such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, hypertension, urinary incontinence, mental status changes, functional impairments and gait problems. This clerkship requires written approval by Clerkship Director before you can enroll. Please contact Dr. Philip Choe at Philip.Choe@va.gov to check for availability of spots in the clerkship.

Prerequisites
MED 208 or INDE 206.

Periods Available
1-12, full-time for four weeks. 1 student per period.

Reporting Instructions:
Where: Arrange with clerkship coordinator; Time: Arrange with clerkship coordinator.

Units 6       Drop Code T       Call Code 0

Director:
Philip Choe, D.O. (650-493-5000 x64740).

Other Faculty
Staff

Coordinator
Philip Choe, D.O.


* "S1"=Selective Clerkship Category I (Basics in Clinical Care)
"S2"=Selective Clerkship Category II (Subinternship)

 

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