Division of Geriatrics

GSR 2009-2011

Geriatrics Education for General Surgery Residents (GSR) 2009-2011

Funded by The American Geriatrics Society & The John A. Hartford Foundation

Arnold Berlin, MD, Department of Surgery 

Keerti Sharma, MB, BS, Division of Geriatrics

Curricular Overview 

The goals of this project are to enhance medical knowledge, clinical and communications skills in geriatrics, and foster collaborative care of geriatric surgical patients.

Educational Activities 

  1. Department of Surgery Grand Rounds - Faculty from the Division of Geriatrics present at four Department of Surgery Grand Rounds on an annual basis.
  2. Geriatric Surgery Case-Based Conference - This bimonthly conference is held during the Geriatrics Multidisciplinary Care Conference and is dedicated to geriatric surgical issues.
  3. Residents’ Core Curriculum - Faculty from the Division of Geriatrics present  six General Surgery Residents core curriculum lectures.
  4. Geriatrics-Surgery Walk Rounds - Monthly educational bedside teaching with Geriatrics and Surgery faculty.
  5. Geriatrics-Surgery Pocket Card - Designed and distributed a pocket card with key geriatrics assessment tools for surgical residents.
  6. Geriatrics Surgery OSCE - Surgical residents are assessed on their communication skills and ability to recognize functional and cognitive deficits using a Geriatrics-Surgery OSCE.
  7. Knowledge Testing - A pre and post geriatrics knowledge base of all surgical residents is administered using questions adapted from the Geriatrics Review Syllabus.

Contact Us

Division of Geriatrics
111 East 210 Street
Bronx, NY 10467

Fax: 718-655-9672

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