Lansing Campus
College of Human Medicine


FM 611

4 Weeks

Family Medicine

The elective month offers the student the opportunity to learn geriatric medicine in the ambulatory and long-term care settings. Students will rotate with multiple geriatricians and participate in the care of older adults at the Sparrow Senior Health Center and one or more nursing facilities. Learning topics covered include: approach to the care of an older adult, physical examination screening tools, geriatric syndromes, dementia diagnosis and treatment, management of chronically ill and medically complex patients, interdisciplinary team care, nursing home care, and end-of-life care. Students will also attend weekly didactic teaching and journal club sessions.