Our longitudinal geriatrics curriculum has been developed to provide ‘long term care’ in the sites where our patients will reap the most benefit- in their own homes. Beginning in the resident’s second year and through until graduation, residents act essentially as physician case managers for two of their own geriatric continuity patients and engage with them through regular home visits, office visits, and telephone encounters. Residents closely coordinate care of their patients through transitions between home, hospital, rehab or hospice.
Didactics, held quarterly, include case presentations and lectures on the outpatient management of geriatric syndromes. These sessions are led by our family medicine faculty with additional geriatric certification. Additionally, this longitudinal curriculum interfaces with the R2 geriatric rotation block allowing for more one-on-one coaching and case review.