This week, Mount Sinai Hospital saw the next generation of elder-friendly health care professionals showcase original research related to the care of older adults through the Savlov/Schmidt Summer Scholars program.
The 2018 scholars, Nishila Mehta, Alfiya Mukharyamova, Adrian Chan, Asma Hasan, Shionne Hitchman, Wuqi Lin, and Lavan Sivarajah, presented on a range of topics including patient exposure to acid-suppressive drugs, the MAUVE+ program, natural disaster preparedness strategies for older adults, documenting delirium in discharge summaries, analysis of the Independence at Home team pharmacist program, and geriatrics curriculum for physiatry residents. Each student worked with a clinical mentor on their individual research projects. Physicians, staff, health professionals and special guest, donor Bob Savlov, attended the presentations, eager to learn what the students discovered.
The Savlov/Schmidt Summer Scholars Program provides unique and structured learning opportunities for students to gain valuable research experience in a health care setting and to encourage them to consider a future career in the fields of ageing and geriatrics.