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LONG TERM CARE TRACK

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The Long Term Care Medicine Track is a course which will provide students with specialized training and experience in longitudinal medical care. With the rapidly aging population and increasing needs for long term care resources, there is a growing demand for physicians to lead in quality management of longitudinal care services. Students in this specialty track will learn various, multi-faceted topics in continuity of Post-Acute, Long-Term Care, End-of Life Care, and Palliative and Hospice Care. Students will be assigned to a nursing home resident and will actively participate in the longitudinal care of his or her assigned patient. Students will develop long-term relationships as health advocates for wellness and help their patients achieve the healthiest, highest quality of life possible in their current stage of life.

This track provides students with specialized training and experience in longitudinal medical care meeting the growing demand for physicians who are capable of leading in quality management of longitudinal care services.

Students will learn various, multi-faceted topics in the continuity of Post-Acute, Long-Term Care, End-of Life Care, and Palliative and Hospice Care. Students are assigned a nursing home resident and will actively participate in the longitudinal care that patient, developing long-term relationships as health advocates for wellness. This hands-on experience allows students the opportunity to help their patients achieve the healthiest, highest quality of life possible.

RESOURCES

Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine has developed several specialized educational tracks and programs to further develop the education of interested students. These range from 3.5-year-long tracks to single-semester elective courses.

Student research/scholarly activity is a vital part of health provider education. Research enhances critical thinking skills and increases medical knowledge, as well as preparing students for graduate medical education. Therefore, all students are encouraged to participate in research activities while at RVU.

During their third and fourth years of medical school, students work on clinical externships, under the guidance of preceptors. RVU students have externships available to them through Colorado and the other Mountain West states.