For the majority of the residency, you provide patient care in various clinical sites across Mayo Clinic in Arizona under the mentorship of core faculty.
Mentors collaborate with you in clinical interpretation, treatment planning, decision making, communications and other issues of patient management in examination, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention and outcomes related to care of the geriatric patient.
You are responsible for approximately 70% productivity, with a caseload limited to geriatric clients. Additionally, your schedule includes twelve hours each week for didactic education and study, report preparation, literature review, research and so on.
The education portion of the residency features:
- Curriculum plan aligned with the ABPTS Description of Specialty Practice (DSP) in Geriatrics, meeting specifically defined competencies.
- Specific clinical topics are presented to residents in a formal and concise manner, prepared in four hour modules. Each topic may be presented in a unique and appropriate method to provide optimal learning with a related outcome to demonstrate competency and learning.
- Completion of a capstone project.
- Requirement to pass written and clinical examinations at prescribed intervals.
Residents rotate through several of the Mayo Clinic practice sites in Arizona, including: acute care, emergency department, hospital and clinic based out patient, acute rehabilitation and wellness screening services. The resident will be required to practice in Rochester, MN for several weeks for participation in skilled nursing, retirement community-based outpatient and home health settings. ABPTS-certified faculty serve as primary mentors in each of these sites.
Grading or evaluation
Mayo School of Health Sciences uses these evaluative tools:
- Written examination
- Demonstration of skills
- Self-assessment exercises
- Faculty reviews
Mayo's system of evaluation provides students and faculty with a comprehensive look at individual performance. This allows faculty and administrative staff to direct students who are experiencing academic difficulty to the appropriate support resources, including tutoring programs and counseling opportunities.
Mayo School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the best education programs. The curriculum and other aspects of this program are assessed constantly and changed as necessary to assure the highest-quality training.