Geriatrics Interclerkship

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine; Graduate School of Nursing; Meyers Primary Care Institute

Publication Date


Document Type



Geriatrics; Education, Medical, Undergraduate; Clinical Clerkship


Geriatrics | Medical Education | Primary Care


Describes the geriatric interclerkship experience at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. After a morning of didactic sessions (large group and small group selectives) on a variety of geriatric topics, all third year medical students and participating graduate nursing students spend an afternoon at an assisted living site and conduct a life history and functional assessment during a one-on-one interview with an elder. Geriatrics clinical practitioners and assisted living staff co-facilitate small group discussions of the student experiences.


Bonner, A, Gleich, G and McGee, S. Geriatrics Interclerkship. POGOe - Portal of Geriatric Online Education; 2006 Available from: http://www.pogoe.org/productid/18691.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Geriatrics Interclerkship.