As the aging population grows, so too will the need for geriatric specialists who can prevent and treat age-related conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension and diabetes. Known as geriatricians, these nurses, physicians and physician assistants are experts in the field of aging and uniquely qualified to care for adults age 65 and older.
Not every older adult needs a geriatrician; however, approximately 30% of adults over the age of 65 do. The expertise of a geriatrician is especially valuable when an individual is over the age of 85 and has three or more chronic conditions. The value of this specialty track is exemplified by the fact that about 40% of patients treated by internists and general surgeons are recipients of Medicare. Medical providers, regardless of their focus, will be spending an increasing amount of time and resources treating older adults, making this specialty track invaluable.
The Medical Physiology track focuses on the systems of the human body, including the respiratory, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems, and will provide you with the foundational knowledge of geriatric medicine you need to advance your medical career. As a student in this specialty track, you’ll gain a competitive edge that will help you secure admittance into the health-profession school of your choosing. If you’re interested in ensuring your success in medical school and beyond, tailor your degree with this specialty track.
|Course Number||Course Title||CREDITS||SPRING||SUMMER||FALL|
|GMS 6440||Fundamentals of Medical Physiology||1||X||X||X|
|GMS 6401||Medical Renal Physiology||2||X||X||X|
|GMS 6402||Medical Respiratory Physiology||3||X||X||X|
|GMS 6419||Medical Endocrine Physiology||3||X||X||X|
|GMS 6474||Medical Cardiovascular & Muscle Physiology||3||X||X||X|
|GMS 6479||Medical Gastrointestinal Physiology||3||X||X||X|