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Training Doctors to Treat Older Patients

Dr. Edmund Duthie, Jr. is currently Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Geriatrics/Gerontology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He also holds the position of Section Leader of Geriatric Medicine at the Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center.Rishi Parmar is a gerontology student at the Medical College of Wisconsin and has participated in many Objective Structured Clinical Examinations.

Frank Bever is a very experienced Standardized Patient with the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Objective Structured Clinical Examinations, and has been working with the program’s students since 2001. He spent 34 years of his life delivering bread for the Jaeger Bread Company, although he is now retired.

They each tell Lake Effect’s Mitch Teich about their unique experience with teaching doctors to treat older patients.