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Geriatrics Training Benefits Students and Residents at Hebrew SeniorLife

Medical students at Harvard partake in a day of geriatrics training with HSL staff, residents, and patients
Harvard Medical students meet with a Center Communities of Brookline resident in her apartment.

Baby boomers are retiring and the population of older adults is growing. With this expanding population comes a unique health care challenge—the need for more geriatricians, internal medicine physicians who are specially trained to treat and recognize the health conditions common to older adults. At Hebrew SeniorLife, we are committed to supporting invaluable training for medical students through our partnership with Harvard Medical School. Almost ten years ago, we launched the Harvard Medical School Geriatrics Assessment, to provide all Harvard medical students with a day of hands-on geriatrics training as they embark upon selecting their specialty and completing their studies. Our relationship affords students the opportunity to work alongside Hebrew SeniorLife medical staff and apply their training and knowledge in direct engagement with residents and patients, a relationship that truly benefits all involved.

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center Geriatrician Dr. Jennifer Rhodes-Kropf narrates the video below, a look at the Geriatrics Assessment program ten years in.

Hebrew SeniorLife is also proud to partner with Harvard Medical School on the Harvard Medical School Multi-Campus Geriatric Fellowship program. Learn more about our Fellowship program.



About Teaching at Hebrew SeniorLife 
Hebrew SeniorLife is the only long-term chronic care teaching hospital in the United States, and the only senior care organization affiliated with Harvard Medical School. About 90% of HSL’s medical staff is involved in teaching. We train more than 700 students, interns, residents and fellows each year in multiple disciplines – including nursing, physical therapy, social work, pharmacy and more – to prepare them to be the clinicians, researchers, leaders and policymakers of tomorrow. Since 1966, we have trained more physician fellows in geriatric medicine than any single teaching program in the country.
Learn more about teaching opportunities at Hebrew SeniorLife

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