Residents

Geriatrics Elective Rotation

Mount Sinai Hospital house staff are invited to participate with the Department of Geriatrics for an elective rotation. Residents can choose from a variety of desired services: Geriatrics, Palliative Care, Home Care, etc., as well as a variety of learning sites: inpatient, outpatient, home care, nursing home, etc. A resident's responsibilities would include interviewing patients and families about history of illness, treatment options and communicating with other health care team members. The resident would attend weekly didactics and grand rounds and meet with supervising attending for specific feedback. 

Elective rotations in Geriatrics are available to a limited number of external trainees with advanced scheduling. 

To schedule elective rotations, contact Randy Bradford, 212-241-8110.

Palliative Care Service Elective Rotation

Mount Sinai Hospital housestaff are invited to participate on our service through an elective Palliative Care Consultation Service Rotation. 

Goals for Clinical Rotations with the Palliative Care Team:

  • Learn to manage common symptoms (physical and emotional) including pain, dyspnea, nausea, delirium, depression, constipation, anxiety and other symptoms seen commonly in association with serious illness
  • Broaden understanding and appreciation of psychosocial issues and impact of illness on patient and family caregivers (e.g., loss, grief, bereavement
  • Understand New York State Law, end-of-life decision-making, ethical issues including self determination, decisional capacity, health care proxies, Do-Not-Resuscitate orders, surrogate decision-making, withdrawal and withholding of life-sustaining treatment including decisions about nutrition and/or hydration, and risk/benefit ratio of medical treatments
  • Learn communication skills through formal didactics and attending family meetings intended to discuss and decide about the goals of medical care, deliver "bad news" and support patients/families afterwards, discuss prognosis and plan of care for a range of diagnoses and patient/family preferences

New patients are seen on the day of the request by the resident along with the palliative care attending. Rounds begin at 8:00 AM, Monday-Friday. The resident will follow the patients daily with the palliative care team and will present patients at the Tuesday weekly Palliative Care inter-disciplinary team conference. Elective rotations in palliative care are available to a limited number of external trainees with advanced scheduling. Our elective is very popular and slots are filled very early in the academic year. Please contact us to schedule your elective well in advance.

For further information and to schedule a rotation, contact Randy Bradford, 212-241-8110.

Fellows

Mount Sinai Hospital fellows in Geriatrics, Hematology/Medical Oncology, Anesthesia-Pain, Hospital Medicine and Surgical Oncology, as well as Lenox Hill Hospital fellows in Hematology/Medical Oncology, all spend between 2-4 weeks on a required rotation with Palliative Care Team.

Elective rotations in palliative care are available to a limited number of external trainees with advanced scheduling. Elective experiences with our team are very popular and slots are filled very early in the academic year. Please contact us to schedule your elective well in advance.

Goals for Clinical Rotations with the Palliative Care Team:

  • Learn to manage common symptoms (physical and emotional) including pain, dyspnea, nausea, delirium, depression, constipation, anxiety and other symptoms seen commonly in association with serious illness
  • Broaden understanding and appreciation of psychosocial issues and impact of illness on patient and family caregivers (e.g., loss, grief, bereavement
  • Understand New York State Law, end-of-life decision-making, ethical issues including self determination, decisional capacity, health care proxies, Do-Not-Resuscitate orders, surrogate decision-making, withdrawal and withholding of life-sustaining treatment including decisions about nutrition and/or hydration, and risk/benefit ratio of medical treatments
  • Learn communication skills through formal didactics and attending family meetings intended to discuss and decide about the goals of medical care, deliver "bad news" and support patients/families

 


Contact Us

Fellowship Coordinator
Tel: 212-241-8110

Education Coordinator
Tel: 212-241-9624

Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1070
New York, NY 10029-6574