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Geriatric Medicine - GERO 540–V


Baltimore VA Medical Center

Description and Goals:

The elderly comprise the fastest growing portion of the U.S. population. Physicians must understand normal and pathologic aspects of aging, and the impact these processes have on the individual’s ability to function in the world around them. This rotations is primarily based at the Baltimore VA Medical Center, which is host to the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC). Students will participate in an interdisciplinary team with physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, psychologists and other health professionals. During this rotation, students will help assess elderly patients in a variety of clinical settings: the Geriatrics/Dementia Clinic, Geriatrics Continuity (Primary Care) Clinic, the inpatient Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit (GEMU) and Geriatric Medicine Consultation Service. With prior arrangement, students may participate in home visits with Hospital Based Home Care and in rounds at the Loch Raven Community Living Center. To further enhance the education in geriatrics and gerontology, the students will participate in the weekly Geriatric Medicine Fellows' conference and division research conferences. This rotation is intended to provide the students with insight into the pathophysiology and management of complex diseases in the elderly.

Number of Students:


Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 1-48


Monday through Friday - Yes
Shiftwork - No
Evenings - No
Weekends - No
Call - No

Faculty Responsible:

Leslie I. Katzel, M.D., Ph.D.
(410) 605-7248  

Conrad May, M.D.
(410) 605-7000 X5418  

Administrative Contact:

Bonnie Berman
(410) 605-7183  


Last Revision: December 23, 2013