When you train with our faculty, we’ll augment your understanding of geriatrics and palliative medicine, providing you with essential knowledge that you’ll tap throughout your career.
This rotation is designed to provide the student with a broad-based experience in palliative medicine. It combines clinical teaching from different sites to give the student an overview of symptomatic therapies, communication skills and interdisciplinary care in varied settings.
The student will spend two weeks at each of two hospitals (ordinarily, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and ECMC). The Roswell experience is largely focused on cancer diagnoses and may involve both ambulatory and inpatient experiences (in an interdisciplinary team). The experience at ECMC (also interdisciplinary) includes an eclectic mix of communications training and exposure to socio-economic factors that impact advanced illness in patients, families and the community at large. In addition to the two clinical sites, students will take part in an extended standardized patient scenario in the Clinical Competency Center located in the Jacobs School.
Upon completion of this rotation, the student will have: