Our geriatricians play a key role in teaching medical students, residents, undergraduates, graduate students, and providers across the region in issues affecting older adults. In addition, we speak widely on topics in aging in public venues across the region; we are interviewed frequently by newspaper and television reporters on the subject; and we provide evidence-based guidance to partners in community organizations as well as local and state government.
We teach the following groups of learners at the University of Vermont and University of Vermont Medical Center:
Undergraduate Students: Our faculty frequently teach in courses at the undergraduate level, often in courses led by our colleagues in the University of Vermont Center on Aging. In addition, our partners at the Center on Aging frequently work with us to find mentor and volunteer experiences for undergraduates interested in experiences in aging.
Medical Students: We teach medical students in the Doctoring in Vermont Course, the second-year Human Development and Reproductive Health Course, in clerkships, and in special electives.
Medical Residents: All internal medicine residents complete a required rotation in geriatric medicine where they evaluate patients in a variety of care settings under the supervision of our faculty.
Graduate Students: Our faculty have offered seminar courses in the Graduate College on topics related to aging through the Clinical and Translational Sciences program.