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Geriatrics Topics for Ambulatory Medical Education- Part 2


Geriatrics Topics for Ambulatory Medical Education- Part 2

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Eric Warm, MD, PhD, Mark Bibler, MD, PhD
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
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Five structured, brief, evidenced-based teaching handouts to be used by faculty with residents. Developed to be used during a 15-minute teaching conference prior to the beginning of a half-day clinic session. Topics include: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Advance Directives I, and Advance Directives II.

Educational objectives: 

Understanding of basic concepts regarding the management of common geriatric problems in the ambulatory setting. Addresses core competencies in: medical knowledge, systems based practice, practice-based learning, and professionalism. By the end of this session, learners should be able to: 1. Outline an appropriate initial evaluation of a man presenting with symptoms suggesting BPH. 2. Identify which patients need treatment for BPH. 3. Discuss the available medical therapies for BPH. 4. Appropriately broach the topic of advance directives with your patients, and counsel them with regards to misconceptions regarding advance directives. 5. Appropriately advise your patients about the content and procedure of the State of Ohio’s advance directives.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Used regularly as a teaching tool in the internal medicine ambulatory clinic with University of Cincinnati internal medicine residents. Need to encourage learners to review the material prior to coming to the clinic for a teaching session.

Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Eric Warm

Suggested Citation:
Eric Warm and Mark Bibler. Geriatrics Topics for Ambulatory Medical Education- Part 2. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2007 Available from: