Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
This product is used for first year medical students who will complete an "Introduction to Clinical Medicine/History Taking" course within a specialized geriatrics program. This program is similar to the several other specialized history-taking courses offered at our institution.
The goal is for the students to acquire the basic skills that are utilized in clinical encounters with patients. The Objectives are:
- Learn to obtain a complete medical history from an elderly patient.
- Appreciate the complex factors involved in maintaining independence for an elderly patient, including their functional status and social support network.
- Evaluate the mental status of an elderly patient using the Folstein Mini-Mental Status Examination.
- Understand the role of each member of the multidisciplinary team.
- Gain an initial understanding of three key topics: Alzheimer's Disease, depression in the geriatric population, and the impact of chronic disease.
- Understand the concept of palliative care.
Used with 18 first year medical students per year in multiple sites, including: faculty practice, private office practice, subacute rehabilitation center, PACE center, Long Term Care.