"But I see old people everywhere": dispelling the myth that eldercare is learned in nongeriatric clerkships.

@article{Diachun2010ButIS,
  title={"But I see old people everywhere": dispelling the myth that eldercare is learned in nongeriatric clerkships.},
  author={Laura L Diachun and Lisa van Bussel and Kevin T Hansen and Andrea Charise and Michael John Rieder},
  journal={Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges},
  year={2010},
  volume={85 7},
  pages={1221-8}
}
PURPOSE To test the assumption that knowledge, attitudes, and skills (KAS) in geriatrics are learned via exposure to elderly patients in nongeriatric clerkships. In the developed world, the proportion of adults > or = 65 years old will soon surpass the proportion of children <14. However, clinical clerkships containing geriatric rotations are not mandated by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education. METHOD The authors assessed differences in geriatrics-focused KAS between medical students… CONTINUE READING