Interns & Residents

Interns and Residents receive specialized training and expertise in Geriatric Medicine through inpatient and outpatient-based rotations at Boston Medical Center.

This education has been enhanced through the development of our Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) in the Care of Older Adults.

Geriatrics Rotations

Inpatient Rotation: Interns and Residents have the opportunity to complete three week rotations on the Geriatrics Inpatient Service under the supervision of one of the Section of Geriatrics attending physicians. The Geriatrics Inpatient service has a 16-patient cap and is staffed by 2 interns, 1 resident, 1 board-certified Geriatrics attending physician and medical and/or PA students. The team also works closely with an interprofessional team of nurses (many of whom have completed specialized geriatrics training through the NICHE program), case managers, physical and occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, and pharmacists.

Ambulatory Rotations:

  • Interns and Residents have the opportunity to rotate through Geriatrics as one of the nine sub-specialty rotations offered during their “+1” clinic week. During this experience, residents will rotate with Geriatricians working in the ambulatory clinic, nursing home, and home care settings for four half-day sessions per week for 3 weeks total. In addition to these activities, the residents are given supplemental readings on topics such as fall prevention and routine screening methods in older adults to supplement the clinical experiences.
  • Primary Care Track interns and residents also participate in a specially-designed Geriatrics Immersion Elective that includes exposure to Home Care, Nursing Home, PACE, and home-hospice settings.
  • Primary Care Track residents also have the opportunity to select a second clinic in Geriatrics that allows them to develop a longitudinal panel of older adult patients in the Geriatrics Ambulatory Practice under the mentorship and supervision of one of our Geriatrician Attending Physicians.