Medical Degree Program Admissions Information for Incoming Students Curriculum Electives Student Experience Student Support 625F - Geriatric Medicine This rotation is for UCI students only. Students must obtain permission from the course director prior to enrollment in this course. Home Education Medical Education Medical Degree Program Curriculum 625F - Geriatric Medicine Course Director, Coordinator and General Administrative Information Faculty & Staff Office Location Phone Email Director: Sonia Sehgal, MD Bldg 200, Suite 835 Orange, CA 92868 714-456-5530 firstname.lastname@example.org Coordinator: Kathryn Kennedy 200 S. Manchester, Suite 835 Orange, CA 92868 714-509-2317 email@example.com DESCRIPTION Older patients present a wide variety of medical needs. While many are extremely healthy and active into advanced age, others present remarkable medical and psychosocial challenges. Caring for older adults requires physicians to be caring, knowledgeable, flexible, and willing to combine the finest skill and art of the medical profession. The Geriatric Medicine Elective introduces students to the wide variety of treatment and care options for older patients. Settings include ambulatory clinics- where students participate in primary care and consultation services, house calls, skilled nursing facilities and community agencies. All learners visit the Forensic Center, the first interdisciplinary agency in the country chartered with evaluating Elder Abuse. PREREQUISITES UCI students must have successfully completed their basic science curriculum. RESTRICTIONS UCI students only. Students must obtain the permission of the Elective Director prior to enrollment. COURSE DIRECTOR Dr. Sonia Sehgal is the course director for the 625F course. Kathryn Kennedy is the course coordinator for the 625F course. INFORMATION FOR THE FIRST DAY Please refer to individual schedule. SITE: UCI Medical Center Senior Health Clinic, affiliated skilled nursing facilities, community-based settings for older adults, Orange County Elder Abuse Forensic Center DURATION: two to four weeks Scheduling Coordinator: UCI students, please call (714) 456-8462 to make a scheduling appointment. Periods Available: The time of the course must be pre-approved by the elective director at least three months prior to the start of the course. No exceptions. NUMBER OF STUDENTS ALLOWED: two per rotation WHAT STUDENTS SHOULD DO TO PREPARE FOR THE COURSE Please refer to materials provided upon starting rotation. COMMUNICATION WITH FACULTY Questions about logistics should be directed to the Course Coordinator. Direct questions, comments, or concerns about the course can be directed to the Course Director. Contact information and office location are at the beginning of this document. The Course Director is also available to meet in person. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment. To ensure that your email will not be lost in the large volume of email received, please use the following convention for the subject line: SUBJECT: COURSE NAME, your last name, your issue (e.g. 625F, Smith, Request for appointment) Course Objectives and Program Objective Mapping The following are the learning objectives for the 625F course. Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in these areas in order to satisfactorily complete the course. In addition, the extent of a student's mastery of these objectives will help guide the course evaluation and grade. Course Objective Mapped UCI School of Medicine Program Objective Sub Competency Core Competency Recognize the unique medical needs of older adult patients. C-3. Sensitivity and awareness of diverse cultures, health beliefs and social factors impacting patient health and illness Cultural and Social Awareness Altruistic Demonstrate communication skills appropriate for older patients. B-1. The ability to competently conduct a medical interview and counseling to take into account patient health beliefs, patient agenda and the need for comprehensive medical and psychosocial assessment Medical Interview Skillful Identity psychosocial concerns inherent in managing older adult medical problems. B-1. The ability to competently conduct a medical interview and counseling to take into account patient health beliefs, patient agenda and the need for comprehensive medical and psychosocial assessment Medical Interview Skillful Understand the importance of polypharmacy and de-prescribing. A-2. Knowledge of the pathogenesis of diseases, interventions for effective treatment, and mechanisms of health maintenance to prevent disease Disease Pathogenesis and Treatment Knowledgeable Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease and other common forms of dementia. A-2. Knowledge of the pathogenesis of diseases, interventions for effective treatment, and mechanisms of health Disease Pathogenesis and Treatment Knowledgeable Acquire an understanding of some of the most common problems seen by family physicians. A-2. Knowledge of the pathogenesis of diseases, interventions for effective treatment, and mechanisms of health maintenance to prevent disease Disease Pathogenesis and Treatment Knowledgeable Course Resources TEXTS AND READINGS: SUGGESTED Provided on first day of rotation. Major Exams, Assignments and Grading MANDATORY SESSIONS Session Title Location Geriatric Medicine Journal Club Reference schedule provided by Course Coordinator Grand Rounds – Medication Utilization in Older Adults Reference schedule provided by Course Coordinator Elder Abuse Forensic Center (EAFC) Reference schedule provided by Course Coordinator MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS AND EXAMS N/A GRADING Medical Students are graded using the following scale: Honors (H), Pass (P), Fail (F), and Incomplete (I). For further information, please review the Grading Policy. You have 30 days from the date of the grade to appeal any aspect of this grade. Please contact your Clerkship/course Director should you have any questions. Requirements for “Pass” To receive a grade of Pass, students must demonstrate successful performance in all of the following areas: Knowledge Patient Care Practice-Based Learning Interpersonal & Communication Skills Professionalism Systems-Based Practice Requirements for “Honors” To receive a grade of Honors, students must demonstrate exceptional performance in all of the following areas: Knowledge Patient Care Practice-Based Learning Interpersonal & Communication Skills Professionalism Systems-Based Practice Grounds for “Incomplete” You will not be issued a grade until all elements of the course have been completed. REMEDIATION Remediation, if needed, will be designed by the course director to suit the issue at hand. Grounds for “Fail”: You will receive a grade of "Fail" if the requirements for passing the course have not been met. Please refer to the Grading Policy for the impact of the "Fail" grade to the transcript.