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Graduate Medical Education (GME)

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


              Educational Opportunities 

  • Geriatric medicine lecture series
  • Geriatric interdisciplinary team
  • Geriatric medicine roundtable
  • Geriatric medicine research

              Practical Sites  

  • 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.

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