Important Note

Tufts ended funding for its Open Courseware initiative in 2014. We are now planning to retire this site on June 30, 2018. Content will be available for Tufts contributors after that date. If you have any questions about this please write to

Tufts OpenCourseware
Author: Richard Glickman-Simon, M.D.

Session 7: Field Experience II – Essentials

1. Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Perform directed geriatric assessment (DGA) covering the physical, neuropsychiatric, and functional evaluations

  • Create a problem list based on data from the full DGA (Parts I and II) and identify appropriate target interventions for each entry

  • Present DGA findings, problem list, and interview plan to peers and preceptor, as well as lead a discussion about optimizing the care of the elder resident or patient