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Geriatrics is a speciality that consists of the comprehensive management of elderly people, requiring multidisciplinary participation in order to properly care for the patient. The Vall d'Hebron University Hospital Geriatrics Teaching Unit forms part of the Internal Medicine Department, and works in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine at the UAB. It involves the participation of other hospital departments, including the Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Neurology and A&E departments.
Geriatrics training itinerary
Geriatrics residents must:
Residents are thus trained to offer a high quality service whereby a strong focus on the patient, with the help of the interdisciplinary team (medicine, nursing, social work, physiotherapy, psychology, etc.) and coordination with other primary care specialists, the intermediate care hospital and acute care hospital are vital.
This 4-year specialisation programme is split into two training periods:
Both the basic and specialised formative periods offer ample opportunities for elective rotations, including an external rotation during the final year.
The Geriatrics Teaching Unit encourages research, and offers the opportunity to do a doctoral thesis at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Attendance at national and international geriatrics congresses, as well as that of the Catalan Geriatrics and Gerontology Society (SCGiG), is always encouraged.
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