The fact is, older patients are different.
They experience illness differently.
They can be more challenging to diagnose and treat.
They are more likely to develop certain illnesses.
They can respond to treatments and medications differently.
Many delay seeking care until their ailments become serious.
As peoples' bodies change over time, so do their needs as patients,
And so should the manner in which health care providers care for them.
The Senior Mentor Program will fulfill the AAMC Competencies for Geriatric Education at MUSC.
How to successfully complete the Senior Mentor Program:
Be Prepared: Make sure you know of all assignments and due dates. Read each assignment thoroughly before your visit.
Plan Ahead: Don't delay. Schedule meetings with your mentor and partner as soon as possible.
Be sure to upload assignments correctly.
Communicate: If ANY problems arise, contact the Senior Mentor Program Staff Immediately. We are here to help!
See Assignments for information and due dates, and frequently check Harbor.