Date Issued: 06/05/2002
Prior Revision Date: 03/02/2009
Date Reviewed and Revised: 07/28/2010

Geriatrics Curriculum

Department: Internal Medicine

Faculty Coordinator: Dorothy Sherwood, MD

Hospital: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Offered: All

Length of Rotation: 4 weeks

Max no. of residents: 1

First Day Contact: Mitch Carroll, M.D. (214) 345-5955

First Day Time: 8:30 am

First Day Place: Jackson Building, 1st Floor, Suite B

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Senior Medical Clinic

  1. Course Description:
  2. A course designed to expose residents to the special medical, physical, emotional and social needs of the elderly patient.

    The residents will work in the Senior Medical Clinic of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. The resident will see multiple diseases specific to the geriatric population. He/she will work closely with the multi-disciplinary team to facilitate the safe treatment including, physicians, social workers, RN's, and diabetic educators.

    II. Course Goals and Objectives: (based on ACGME competencies for resident education)

    Patient Care:

    Residents are expected to provide care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease and at the end of life.

    Medical Knowledge:

    Residents are expected to demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical and social sciences, and the application of their knowledge to patient care and the education of others.


    Practice-Based Learning and Improvement:

    Residents are expected to be able to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care practices.


    Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

    Residents are expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families and other members of health care teams.


      1. Didactic (schedule, topic, faculty)

        Daily residents conference 12:00-1:00 p.m. - IM Training Room
        Wednesday mornings 7:30-8:00 a.m. - Clinical Ground Rounds - IM Training Room
        Wednesday afternoons 12:15-1:00 p.m. - Internal Medicine Update - Haggar Hall

      2. Clinical

        See above.