Nov 28, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Bulletin (July 2020 Ed) 
    
2020-2021 Academic Bulletin (July 2020 Ed)
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MED 40000 - Geriatrics/Palliative Medicine (Knoxville)




Cr Hrs: 6
Session Length: 4 weeks



This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 6 credit hours. The student should function with increased autonomy in patient care and must demonstrate competency in several of the Entrustable Professional Activities required for graduation. Four-week rotation in Geriatrics and Palliative medicine. Students will rotate through a variety of settings including inpatient palliative, inpatient geriatrics, hospice, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, and outpatient geriatric, family medicine, other specialty clinics, and physician home visits. The course includes required didactic sessions with lectures and small group discussions focused on general level geriatric and palliative competencies. Submitted questions on assigned readings and online materials are discussed during didactic sessions which also include communication skills training and presentations of narrative medicine writing.

Grade Mode: P/F

Instructional Method: Clinical-Required
Location offered: Knoxville
Hospital: University of Tennessee Medical Center-Knoxville
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships

Term offered: Fall, Spring



Fall - Instructor of Record: William Dabbs - wdabbs@utmck.edu
Spring - Instructor of Record: William Dabbs - wdabbs@utmck.edu
Course Coordinator: Heather A Johnson - hajohnson1@utmck.edu - 865-305-5055

Prior Authorization: No
Blocks Not Offered: 7
Off-cycle timing allowed: Negotiable
Deadline for Excused Absence: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Deadline for Cancellation: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Overnight Call and/or Float: No
Time off for interviews: Yes-Students may be allowed some time off provided they contact the administrator at least 2 weeks prior to the onset of the rotation.



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