Almost one out of eight Americans is 65 years of age and older. This number will more than double during the next 30 years. The management of multiple chronic illnesses and geriatric syndromes requires a different approach than the traditional “curative” medical model.  To ensure our students have an appreciation for the nuances of caring for the aging population, the college has developed curricula that seeks to improve the student’s sensitivity and knowledge regarding geriatric issues.

The Principles of Palliative Care curriculum was designed to enhance the medical student’s skills and knowledge regarding the relief and prevention of suffering in patients with advanced or life-threatening illnesses.



Mariana Dangiolo, M.D.                                             Andrea Berry, M.P.A.


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