Education| Volume 19, ISSUE 3, PB10-B11, March 2018

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Deciphering the Geriatric Rotation Evaluation Showed Negative Attitudes of Post-Acute Care and Long Term Care Curriculum

      Medical students and physician trainees’ attitude toward elderly population have a strong association on influencing a career in geriatrics, but there is paucity of information regarding the attitudes of trainees towards providing care for long term care elderly patients. The negative consequences of poor curriculum or the lack of it may contribute to a decreased interest to pursue fellowship in geriatric medicine. Some potential curricular interventions to offset this include an academic focus to improve medical knowledge, with some published literature demonstrating a positive impact of this intervention on attitudes toward geriatric medicine. Unfortunately, no interventions have been focused on post-acute care and long term care (PACLTC). We wanted to analyze Internal Medicine residents’ feedback on geriatrics/PACLTC curriculum to perhaps guide modification of the curriculum to foster improved attitudes.
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