A fourth-year medical school clerkship that addressed negative attitudes toward geriatric medicine

Adam G. Golden, Maria van Zuilen, Michael J. Mintzer, Barry Issenberg, Michael A. Silverman, Bernard A. Roos

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Abstract

Despite extensive educational efforts, many medical students still have negative attitudes toward the field of geriatric medicine and the care of older adult patients. This article describes a fourth-year geriatric clerkship that addressed this issue by providing opportunities for students to actively discuss many of the negative stereotypes that exist regarding geriatric medicine. Emphasis was also placed on personalizing the course content to show the relevance of geriatric medicine to all medical students. During the 2008/09 academic year, 150 students completed the rotation. Although no students expressed an interest in pursuing a career as a geriatrician, they expressed a highly favorable evaluation of this personalized geriatric clerkship and voted this clerkship "the most outstanding clinical course" at the medical school.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)746-750
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Volume58
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

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Keywords

  • Education
  • Geriatrics
  • Medical students
  • Nursing home

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  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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A fourth-year medical school clerkship that addressed negative attitudes toward geriatric medicine. / Golden, Adam G.; van Zuilen, Maria; Mintzer, Michael J.; Issenberg, Barry; Silverman, Michael A.; Roos, Bernard A.

In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Vol. 58, No. 4, 01.04.2010, p. 746-750.

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Golden, Adam G. ; van Zuilen, Maria ; Mintzer, Michael J. ; Issenberg, Barry ; Silverman, Michael A. ; Roos, Bernard A. / A fourth-year medical school clerkship that addressed negative attitudes toward geriatric medicine. In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2010 ; Vol. 58, No. 4. pp. 746-750.
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