Geriatric Medicine Track
The Elizabeth Crawford Geriatric Medicine Track
|Dr. Bassem Elsawy, the Methodist Family
Medicine Residency Program's attending
geriatrician, enjoys a lighter moment with one
of the Family Medicine Center's
"more life-experienced" patients.
|The track is dedicated to Elizabeth Crawford, the wife of Dr. Frank Crawford who founded the residency program. Her grace and charm would light up a room and she will be remembered for her smile, kindness, and commitment to family.
This Geriatric Medicine Track is available to a maximum of two residents per year who match into our residency program.
The goals of the Geriatric Medicine training track are:
- To provide the resident with the skills and knowledge needed to become competent and proficient
when caring for geriatric patients in their practice
- To gain experience in geriatric health maintenance, geriatric syndromes, and geriatrics’ procedures
- To prepare the resident for a future geriatric medicine fellowship
- Geriatric medicine lecture series
- Geriatric interdisciplinary team
- Geriatric medicine roundtable
- Geriatric medicine research
- Hospital inpatients
- Home visits
- Inpatient hospice
- Nursing home
- Outpatient geriatric clinic
The first-year Geriatric Medicine training track includes:
- Developing knowledge of the core concepts of geriatric medicine
- Receipt of a copy of the Geriatric Review Syllabus
- Developing proficiency in performing geriatric patient assessments
- Involvement in a geriatric medicine research project under the supervision of a geriatric medicine advisor
- Frequent interaction with the geriatric medicine advisor regarding the resident's elderly patients.
The second-year Geriatric Medicine training track includes:
- A one-month geriatrics rotation, focusing on interdisciplinary team approach, geriatric psychiatry
- Assignment to a nursing home, providing continuity of patient care through graduation
- Presentation of a journal topic in the field of geriatric medicine.
- Attendance at a geriatrics-related continuing medical education (CME) opportunity
- Collaboration with our research director on a project pertaining to geriatrics.
The third-year Geriatric Medicine training track includes:
- A second one-month geriatric medicine rotation, including time spent with inpatient hospice,
PM&R, PT/OT/ST, wound care and hyperbaric therapy, and nursing home and home visits
- Opportunity to complete a hospice elective
- Presentation of a geriatric medicine research project on research day
- Participation in the geriatric medicine lecture series.