Geriatrics Rotation for Residents


Syllabus, Objectives, Tasks, & Resources


With the rise in population of older adults age 65+, all physicians will be expected to be knowledgeable in geriatric care. This Geriatrics Rotation serves to provide supervised, high quality opportunities for residents to apply and transform the medical knowledge and basic clinical skills that they have acquired into clinical competence in the care of older adults while functioning as learning members of interprofessional health care teams. Below you will find the objectives, tasks, and resources that will be completed in order to have a successful rotation experience over the next 4-weeks.



Review Objectives & Tasks to complete during the month.

  • Residents will increase competencies in the Age-Friendly Health Systems 4Ms Framework by participating in tasks and resources specific to each objective: What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility.



Review the HSC Geriatrics Rotation Syllabus

  • During the 4-week rotation, trainees will be exposed to a variety of geriatric care experiences including ambulatory practice, home visits, Geriatric Psychiatry, and Long-term care settings. Knowledge will be gained through self-study, case reviews, didactic opportunities, and hands on experience in ambulatory, home, and long term care settings. At the clinical sites residents will examine their own attitudes toward aging, disability and death; they are encouraged to provide empathy towards older adults and their caregivers and to appreciate the need for functional status assessments of individual patients rather than focusing on diseases alone.



Complete the free geriatrics online learning modules below. 

  1. INCEDO Modules found at Create an account with INCEDO to access the content.
  2. NBOME Modules found at Click here for directions to access the content.
  3. Telehealth 101 for Health Professionals & Trainees. Click here to watch the video.
  4. University of Iowa Modules found at Click here for directions to access the content.



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Should you have any questions regarding the materials or access to content, please contact Sarah Ross, DO, MS, CMD at 817-735-5434 or


This page was last modified on January 19, 2021