Clinical Rotations

Geriatric Fellowship - Clinical Rotations

Inpatient Medicine
Medical teams, consisting of two-resident day teams and night teams, are responsible for the care of the Family Medicine Center patients requiring hospitalization, Emergency Room assessments, admissions from private attendings, and for emergent care of any hospitalized patients. A Family Medicine faculty member functions as the teaching attending for these patients and oversees the care delivered by the residents via daily teaching rounds.  

The Director of Medicine and a Family Medicine faculty member, along with a number of attending internists and subspecialists on the medical staff, directly oversee the inpatient internal medicine rotation. Attending physicians admit patients to the Medical Teaching Service and thereby actively participate in the teaching program on a daily basis. All admissions are formally presented to selected attending physicians at "sign-out" rounds. As a result, instruction is assured from four complementary sources: the Director of Medicine, the attending staff physicians, the Family Medicine faculty, and senior residents.

Family Medicine Residents from all three years comprise the medical teams responsible for the initial evaluation, the diagnostic work-up and the therapeutic management of patients admitted to the teaching service. Residents learn the different aspects of patient care by following patients from the beginning of their hospitalization through to their discharge.  Additionally the patient’s primary care resident actively participates in the management of their patients regardless of their rotation. This insures continuity of patient care. There is also a significant longitudinal experience in the Intensive and Coronary Care Units as well as a "block" rotation in cardiology. The transition from junior to senior resident responsibilities in medicine occurs during the second year. The resident begins to assume an active teaching role, an important skill to be developed to complement the basic clinical skills. In addition to responding to all medical emergencies in the hospital, the senior resident is the code team leader for all cardiopulmonary arrests.

Family Medicine Center
Throughout their training year, the fellows have their continuity clinics at the South Nassau Family Medicine Center.

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
During this rotation, fellows will learn osteopathic principles and practice from a combination of outpatient and inpatient experiences. Fellows will become proficient in the indications, contraindications, and application of osteopathic manipulative treatment. Daily rounds on patients admitted to the hospital provide the residents an opportunity to perfect their osteopathic knowledge and skills in the inpatient setting.  Fellows also receive experience through scheduled OMT sessions at the Family Medicine Center.

Subspecialties
Surgical subspecialties include orthopedics, ENT, urology and ophthalmology. They are primarily office- and hospital-based, and are focused on the aspects of these disciplines most appropriate for the practicing Geriatric Physician. Additionally, there are consultants available in the Family Medicine Center, for Family Medicine patients in the following specialties:  GI, cardiology, nutrition, podiatry, sports medicine, dermatology, and pulmonology.

Office Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
The fellow works with the geriatrician at the Family Practice Clinic, but may also work with the physical therapist and physiatrist in the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitative Therapy (SMART) Center. Fellows have the option to participate in the cardiac rehab program.  In addition to sports injuries management and prevention, the fellows perform pre-participation sports physicals.  

Other Educational Experiences
There are educational experiences available at South Nassau's Wound Care Center®, Diabetes Education Center, Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Unit.

Electives
A full complement of hospital and community-based electives are offered, including those at other major New York metropolitan area teaching hospitals.

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From the Program Director

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Application Information

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Our Program

The Family Medicine Program has launched a small but an intense Fellowship in Geriatric medicine on March 3, 2014....

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Training Sites

Established in 1928, our hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals with 435 beds...

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Clinical Rotations

Medical teams, consisting of two-resident day teams and night teams, are responsible for the care...

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