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Geriatric Medicine Elective at NSUH

Geriatric Medicine


Howard J. Guzik, MD

An opportunity to learn basic skills in Geriatric Medicine is offered to fourth-year students. Students will work with attendings on the geriatric consultation service, evaluate patients in the hospital's long-term care facility and see patients in the out-patient Geriatric Assessment Program. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the age-related pathophysiology involved in common clinical conditions seen in the elderly population.

Clinical Geriatric Research — Selective


Howard J. Guzik, MD

This elective provides the student with an opportunity to participate in a clinical research project in Geriatric Medicine. Areas of ongoing research include Vitamin B-12 deficiency in the aged, pharmacokinetic studies of psychotherapeutic medications and the treatment of osteoporosis. Students may elect to develop their own projects or may collaborate in existing areas of study. An elective in Geriatric Medicine is a prerequisite for this program.

Students participating in research under this heading must submit an "Independent Course" form describing the specific project with which they will be involved in order to receive academic and AREA 1 credit for participation.

Department Contact

Marie Ilagan
Medical Student Coordinator
Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Research Building B214
270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Phone: (718) 470-7295
Fax: (718) 470-0827
E-mail: milagan@nshs.edu

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