Welcome to Geriatric Medicine Undergrad Programs 

Geriatric Medicine offers the student the opportunity to become familiar with the skills necessary for assessment and management of the frail elderly with multiple medical, psychological, functional and social problems. Specialized Geriatric Services provides a wide range of in-hospital and ambulatory care services for the elderly. Common ethical issues, including capacity assessment, will be addressed. Clinical settings are diverse, including a 30-bed inpatient Geriatric Rehabilitation Unit at Parkwood Hospital and specialty Geriatric clinics (Aging Brain, Continence, General Geriatric, Wound Clinic and Osteoporosis). Consultations on acute care wards and home visits are also possible. It is expected that the student will participate in ward rounds, learn how to function as part of a multidisciplinary team and communicate effectively with the elderly and their caregivers as well as become familiar with community support services.

Geriatric Medicine Elective Orientation Material (login required)

Competitive Awards

Margaret A. Banks Prize in Geriatric Medicine        

Awarded annually to a clinical clerk with high academic standing.  The recipient must have demonstrated collaboration with health professionals and compassion in caring for older individuals as determined by the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Progression and Awards Committee in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.  This award was established by a gift from Dr. Margaret Banks.      

Collins Memorial Prize in Geriatric Medicine

Awarded annually to a graduating student who has completed an elective in Geriatric Medicine and who, in the opinion of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Progression Awards and Appeals Committee in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, has shown outstanding interest and promising skill in the field of geriatric medicine. This prize was established by a gift from Dr. Margaret Banks. 

Undergraduate Education Coodinator

Dr. Laura Diachun
t. 519.685.4021
e. laura.diachun@sjhc.london.on.ca