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Transforming Medical Education: Teaching Geriatrics and Palliative Care to All Physicians in Training


The Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, the largest geriatrics and palliative medicine training program in the United States, has trained one of five such specialists. For Helen M. Fernandez, MD, named Vice Chair of Education in June 2021, the goal goes beyond simply training outstanding clinicians in the field—it’s about transforming medical education.

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