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Geriatric Medicine Education for Medical Students & Residents

NYU Langone’s Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care offers a variety of educational opportunities for medical students and residents to learn about geriatric medicine.

Ambulatory Care Clerkship

NYU Grossman School of Medicine students have the opportunity to rotate in the NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue geriatrics clinic for four weeks as part of their ambulatory care clerkship. Students learn to tailor primary care principles to the care of older adults while working closely with geriatric medicine faculty members.

Geriatric Medicine Elective

During the four-week geriatric medicine elective, third- and fourth-year medical students rotate through the geriatrics outpatient clinics at Bellevue and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, in addition to the inpatient consult service at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion. Students also conduct home visits and spend time on long-term care and subacute rehabilitation at NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur. Didactic training, including weekly conferences, is an integral part of this elective. For more information, view the elective catalog.

Medical Student Training in Aging Research Program

The Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program offers funded research opportunities for students during the summer after their first year of medical school. Students collaborate with a faculty mentor on an aging-related research project of their choice. We offer weekly didactic sessions focused on career development, basic research topics, and key geriatrics topics. Students gain exposure to geriatrics practice by shadowing geriatricians in clinical practice. Students present their work to their peers at the end of the summer experiences, and those from NYU Grossman School of Medicine present findings at the annual Department of Medicine Research Day. MSTAR students also have the opportunity to travel to the American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting in the spring to present their research.

Young@Heart Club

The Young@Heart Club is an official medical student chapter of the American Geriatrics Society. We foster a spirit of enthusiasm and compassion in our students who are going to care for the expanding population of older adult patients in our healthcare system.

Young@Heart aims to provide a mutual learning experience between NYU Grossman School of Medicine students and the local community of older adults by educating medical students on geriatrics issues, enabling them to better care for older adults in any medical setting; and educating older adults, better enabling them to serve as active agents in their own wellbeing.

Geriatric Medicine Resident Rotations

All NYU Grossman School of Medicine internal medicine residents spend one week rotating through geriatrics during their first year. Interns are exposed to a mix of inpatient and outpatient settings across three facilities and begin to develop familiarity with geriatric syndromes and assessments.

We also offer a geriatrics elective rotation to residents who want more experience caring for older adults across a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, including NYU Langone’s Pearl I. Barlow Center for Memory Evaluation and Treatment, our comprehensive clinical treatment center for memory disorders. Elective rotations can be two or four weeks in length, and the content of the elective can be adapted to the particular interests of the resident.

Contact Us

For more information about educational opportunities for medical students, please contact Meghan E. Lembeck, MD, at meghan.lembeck@nyulangone.org or 212-263-3210. You can also contact Mimi Merkin, MPA, fellowship coordinator, at miriam.merkin@nyulangone.org or 212-263-6613.

For more information about the MSTAR program, please contact Hibah Khan, MPA, program coordinator, at hibah.khan@nyulangone.org or 646-501-2323.

For more information about educational opportunities for residents, please contact Megan E. Rau, MD, MPH, at megan.rau@nyulangone.org or 646-263-1260. You can also contact Mimi Merkin, MPA, fellowship coordinator, at miriam.merkin@nyulangone.org or 212-263-6613.