Care of the Elderly

For the second year Geriatric Program month we are very lucky to have Dr. Andrew Baker at BCH.
There are 3 parts to the month long rotation in Geriatrics at BCH withDr. Andrew Baker.
1. Outpatient clinics which are offered on 3 half days per week but this will likely increase in 2011.
2. Geriatric Consultation Services to the ED and Inpatients at BCH and
3. 25 bed ACE Unit (Acute Care for Elders) at BCH which is opened in
December 2010 and will be run by our Geriatricians and by our
Hospitalists. This inpatient unit will treat our frail seniors over their short stay.

Dr. Baker has useful geriatric articles for the residents to review.  There is no overnight oncall duties but there would be 1 weekend continuity rounding on patients.  Residents will be expected to present a geriatric topic of interest to the multidisciplinary team at least once during their rotation.