PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Students must have completed their M3 Core Clerkship in Psychiatry.

PURPOSE: 1) To be exposed to an increasing geriactric population with psychiatric problems such as: dementia, late onset depression, late onset psychosis and complication of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

2) To become familiar witht he Older Adult Program in the Southwest side of Chicago. This program networks different level of care for the geriatric population such as: inpatient, outpatient, day programs, and long-term facilities including the integration of health and mental health.

COMPETENCIES: By the end of the elective, students will be able to diagnose, treat, and identify prevention of dementia; identify emotional problems among the elderly; identify the different levels of care for geriatric patients after they are discharged from the hospital; and integrate multidisciplinary team that treat head injury, stroke, dementia, cardiovascular, illness and contribute to the successful management of these patients.

INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: : Learning activities: ward round, consultation, staffings, outpatient management. Consultation: 25%. Outpatient: 50%. Inpatient: 25%.

ASSESSMENT: Students will be evaluated on an ongoing basis; and will have a feedback session at the end of the rotation. Also, a midterm feedback will be provided.


Program Number: ELEC 137
Location: ACMC
Program Director: M. Gaviria, M.D.
Telephone: 708-684-5844
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: No
Weekends: No
Students Accepted: Min. 1 Max. 2
Housestaff Used as Faculty: Four psychiatrists and Older Adult Interdisciplinary Team
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: There is a formal once a week lecture and the students have direct supervision by senior attendants
Laboratory/Independent Study:
Outpatient: 10-15
Inpatient: 2-3
Total Hours /Week: 40

Updated: 8/1/16