Medical Students - Geriatrics

Founded in 1982, the Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development at the Icahn School of Medicine (MSSM) remained the only department of geriatrics in the country until 1997.

Our department’s strong involvement in rethinking medical education at Mount Sinai, including the debate over the structure and content for each of the four years, has resulted in geriatrics having designated mandatory clerkship time. Goals and learning objectives have been set as to what every graduating medical student, regardless of chosen specialty, should know about caring for older adults.

Rainier P. Soriano, MD, is the Director of Medical Student Education in the Department of Geriatrics.