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Penn Cares
(sponsored by the Reynolds Foundation)

About

The Penn CARES (Community and Academic Resources for Education about Seniors) Program of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine will strengthen the capacity of physicians trained in the University of Pennsylvania Health System to care for elders and create new models of community based service learning.  Jerry Johnson, MD, Chief of the Geriatric Medicine Division will lead the program with by Richard Shannon, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine, and Gail Morrison, MD, Vice Dean for Medical Education as co-leaders. Penn CARES thereby incorporates the expertise and the institutional leadership required to create a substantive sustainable change in the current geriatrics education.   Penn CARES targets three groups of trainees: 1) medical students; 2) residents in family medicine, internal medicine, orthopaedic surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry, and urology; and 3) faculty preceptors of medical students and residents in the aforementioned residencies.  Penn CARES will add a chief resident immersion training program, and innovative experiences in community based service learning of geriatrics for family medicine and internal medicine residents.  A new “transitions of care” program for patients discharged from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania will anchor these educational programs. 

 

Primary Investigators:
Jerry Johnson, MD
Gail Morrison, MD
 
 
Key Geriatric Medicine Faculty:
Lynsey Brandt, MD, PharmD
Amy Corcoran, MD
MaryAnn Forciea, MD
Rachel Miller, MD
Robert Pignolo, MD
 
 
For more information contact:
Natasha Charles, MSEd
Ralston-Penn Center
3615 Chestnut Street, Room 303
Philadelphia PA 19104
215-573-7293
215-573-8684
Natasha.Charles@uphs.upenn.edu