All Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine students are required to complete this clerkship. Students may choose to participate in the rehabilitation of elderly patients at the Johns Hopkins Geriatric Center and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Students will serve as active members of the inpatient consultation service at these institutions and will attend selected outpatient clinics focusing on geriatric rehabilitation.
Participants will understand the special medical and functional issues facing the elderly, including the concept of frailty and its prevention, osteoporosis prevention and treatment, gait dysfunction and its remediation, and cognitive-behavioral problems.
A prerequisite Basic Medicine clerkship is not required for the clerkship, but it is required for those students opting to rotate with the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.
For more information
R. Samuel Mayer, MD
Vice Chair for Education
Deputy Director for Quality Improvement
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
600 North Wolfe St.
Baltimore, MD 21287
Academic office: 410-502-2447
Clinic office: 410-614-4030