Students and Residents
Through HSC Health Center for Older Adults education programs, health professions students and residents learn to work together as an interprofessional team, while at the same time, improve skills and knowledge necessary to deliver quality care for older adults.
Health Professions Students
Interprofessional student teams interact with a volunteer older adult mentor through structured assignments delivered in the home or virtual environment. Students learn about the needs of today’s older adult while older adult mentors guide the next generation of healthcare professionals.
This four-week clinical experience aims to provide medical students, advance practice practitioner students, and residents with a foundation for competent and compassionate care of older adults. This includes attitudes, knowledge, and skills required to care for older adults in both outpatient and long term care settings.
The MSTAR Program provides medical students completing their first year with an enriching experience in aging-related research and geriatrics with the mentorship of top experts in the field. This program introduces students to research and academic experiences that they might not otherwise have during medical school early in their training.
This four-week, online geriatrics course is designed to provide students with additional experiences in geriatrics as they learn about settings of care, special topics, and system resources to provide optimal care for older adults.
Faculty in the Center for Older Adults will lead monthly sessions for residents at area hospitals, using the ECHO model.
TCOM fosters collaborative research initiatives in which basic, translational, and clinical researchers work together across disciplines and specialties to discover fundamental insights into human health and disease and to apply their discoveries to develop new diagnostic tools and treatments.
The purpose of SCAGS at TCOM is to spark interest in the field of geriatrics, enhance the visibility of geriatric medicine at the student-level, and provide educational programs in geriatric medicine.