The purpose of this clinical rotation is to provide the physician assistant student with practical exposure to the geriatric population. It is designed to augment, strengthen and refine the student’s knowledge and skills learned in the didactic phase. This allows students to actively participate in the care of patients with urgent and chronic conditions, and function as an integral member of the health care team while under the direct supervision of attending physicians, housestaff physicians and physician assistants. The student will be responsible for performing complete history and physical examinations, daily monitoring of patients, diagnostic procedures, and medical and surgical management (under supervision) of patients. This is a two-week clinical rotation with 80 contact hours. The other two weeks will be spent on a Psychiatric clinical rotation. 50% of the examination will be based on the Geriatrics Objectives. The remaining 50% will be based on the Psychiatry Objectives. (1.5 credits) Beginning with Class of 2015: This is a four-week clinical rotation with 160 contact hours. (3.0 credits)

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