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Geriatric Residency Curriculum
Example Weekly Calendar:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Dr. Bodenstab
(surgery)
8am-12pm

UDPT Rx 1-3pm

Meet with Cathy
3-4pm

Journal Club
8-9am

UDPT Rx
9am-12pm
(CI 9am-12pm)

Springside Plaza Rx 1-6pm

Dr. Bodenstab (Office)
9am-12pm

UDPT Rx 1-3pm

Admin 3-5pm: Review Pharmacology CD

UDPT Rx
9am-12pm
(CI 9am-12pm)

Neuro Lunch Mtg 12-12:30pm

Springside Plaza Rx 1-6pm

Dr. Bodenstab
(Office)
8am-12pm

UDPT Rx 1-3pm

Admin 3-5pm

University of Delaware Geriatric Residency Program
Description of Units

The residency is organized around units related to body parts and other geriatric content areas.  The learning objectives are related to knowledge areas, practice dimensions and procedures.   The learning objectives are universal to the entire 13 month program while the content area “units” provide the framework to break down the vast areas of expertise into individual focus areas.
Geriatric Residency Learning Units:                                                                                                                      

  1. Introduction to facilities                                                  1 month        
  2. Acute Care                                                                        2 months     
    1. Geriatrician/NP
    2. Geriatric Pharmacist
    3. PT for geriatrics unit
  3. Home Health                                                                     2 months     
    1. GCS/PT home visits
    2. Observation with OT/Wound/Intake Nurse
    3. Administration time with VNA
  4. ALU                                                                                   1 month        
    1. Assisted Living PT
  5. Orthopedics                                                                      1 month        
    1. Orthopedist  office visits
    2. Observe Surgery
  6. Neurology                                                                         1 month        
    1. Neurologist office visits
    2. TA in Neurology Lab
  7. Skilled Nursing/Rehab                                                      2 months     
    1. PT in SNF
    2. Prosthetics/Orthotics
    3. TA in Neurology
  8. Primary Care                                                                     1 month
    1. Primary Care Physician office visits
  9. Other                                                                                  2 months
    1. Wound Care Center
    2. Cardiopulmonary Observation
    3. Medicare
    4. Other as needed

Annual Activity- Not “Unit” Related

  1. General Geriatric Physical Therapy at UD and Springside         12-20 hrs/wk
  2. Scholarly Activity                                                                  Varies
    1. Peer Reviewed  Publications
    2. National Presentations
    3. Physical therapy practice guideline development                        
  3. Caserounds and NOA Journal Club                                         2-3 hrs/month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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