Education and Training

The Gerontology Institute participates with Sacred Heart’s Center for Medical Education and Research to train medical students from Oregon Health & Science University. This program is helping to increase the number of physicians practicing in the state of Oregon while providing a valuable service to the medical community.

Students work with physicians from the Gerontology Institute at the Senior Health & Wellness Center and in community care facilities. Students develop and refine skills in caring for older patients and acquire knowledge and understanding of how to recognize, assess and manage conditions common in elderly patients.