The mission of the Medical Student Summer Rotations Program is to provide medical students with the opportunity to learn about geriatric medicine and gerontology through clinical and research experience. This program is offered through the Division of Geriartric Medicine and Gerontology at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Participants gain clinical experience in the following areas:
* Rehabilitation Unit
* Geriatric Assessment Clinic
* Continence Clinic
* Osteoporosis Clinic
* House Call Program
* Hip Fracture Service
Participants gain research experience in the following areas
* Basic Science
* Health Policy
For more information
email Lisa Gaines-Thomas or call her at (410) 550-8686
Adopt a Grandparent
The Johns Hopkins Geriatric Education Center has facilitated medical students and nursing students in establishing a program in which they visit older adults in their homes. The older adults are from the primary care practice of the Division of Geriatric Medicine. The first visit is made with a nurse from the center to introduce the student(s). Subsequent visits are coordinated by the student(s) with the senior. The visits are not medically focused but offer an opportunity for the students to establish a rapport with an older adult and experience the home environment. Monthly talks are sponsored for the students by the JHGEC and the students coordinate a speaker in the field of geriatrics or related topics. The program initially started with 2 medical students and this year has grown to 19, of which 4 are nursing students. It was a concern about scheduling to try and create teams with each school, however the students worked it out and each nursing student is paired with a medical student. It is hoped that by having the student’s team together that this will be a foundation for them in their careers to interdisciplinary approaches in care, especially with the older adult.