Teaching

Department of Medicine 

The Hebrew SeniorLife Department of Medicine is dedicated to educating present and future clinicians and researchers to strengthen the knowledge base in geriatrics, devise more effective systems of care, research medical and psychosocial aspects of aging, and significantly increase the skilled work force of professionals ready to care for the burgeoning numbers of older adults. Department members are also on the front lines advocating for policy changes and dramatically increased federal funding for all levels of medical education, and reimbursement for the time physicians spend in critical teaching responsibilities.

"The most important role the HSL Department of Medicine can take locally, in Massachusetts, and nationally is to develop the next generation of leaders in geriatric medicine, nursing and allied health professions.  The goal of the comprehensive geriatric training programs based at HRC is to leverage the teaching resources we have available in an efficient way to improve clinical care of elderly people and affect changes in public policy and health-care economics."

Robert Schreiber, M.D., Medical Director of Outpatient Primary Care Practice, Community-Based Programs, Innovation and Development

As one of the few academic departments based in a post-acute and long-term care institution, the Department of Medicine is comprised of more than 20 geriatricians and internists, one dentist, and three psychiatrists, most of whom hold faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Many of the 35 consultants on staff also hold HMS faculty appointments.

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