The Weill Medical College of Cornell University has been selected as a recipient of a Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Grant to improve geriatric medical education at our institution. This two million grant improves education for medical students, medical residents, and practicing physicians and reflects the growing momentum of our aging activities, including the Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care.
Co-Principal Investgators and Co-Chiefs Drs. Ron Adelman and Mark Lachs are planning a variety of educational activities for the four year award. These include "geritization" of PBL cases in the first and second years of the medical student curriculum, and the creation of a geriatric module as part of the third year ambulatory clerkship. For medical residents, a one month rotation in geriatric medicine will be created that includes a hospital ACE unit (Acute Care of the Elderly) as well as a variety of outpatient experiences including the Wright Center and Housecall Program. For practicing physicians, the grant makes use of the New York Presbyterian Health System's extensive physician network, and creates a novel CME program that includes geriatric psychiatry with an enhanced psychosocial curriculum, and a module on environmental geriatrics.
Cornell is one of ten America Medical Schools to receive the honor; over sixty institutions applied. The Division of Geriatric Medicine is deeply appreciative of The Reynolds Foundation support; information about the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation can be found here.