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To ensure exposure to healthcare issues that affect the elderly, MedStar Franklin Square offers a rotation in geriatric medicine to third-year residents in internal medicine, as well as an elective month for residents of other training programs, and a one-month rotation for residents in gynecology. Additional training is available for residents interested in geriatrics.

The one-month block rotation in geriatric medicine during PGY-III focuses on the principles of geriatric medicine in a variety of settings. In long-term care, the experience takes place at Franklin Woods Center Genesis Eldercare, our teaching nursing home. This nursing facility is adjacent to the hospital campus, where one of our core faculty members serves as medical director. Residents obtain experience in house calls during visits to homebound elderly patients of the Primary Care Center, supervised by an attending physician.

Residents may work with University of Maryland geriatric fellows, University of Maryland medical students, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital residents and students from other medical schools.

Residents gain experience in hospice, home health and adult daycare, as well as general skills in geriatric assessment. In all settings, the geriatrics program follows a formal curriculum. Didactic, individualized teaching sessions are held regularly. We provide training in the evaluation of medical literature affecting care of the elderly.