Sharing Expertise: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia Welcomes Chilean Doctor for Observership
Alejandra Silva, MD, a Chilean doctor doing her medical residency in geriatrics at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile, spent a month as an observer at NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital under the guidance of Evelyn C. Granieri, MD, Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Aging at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia.
During her observership, Dr. Silva accompanied the geriatrics team during home visits, medical consultations, and Hospital rounds. She also participated in Journal Club, a weekly review of the latest publications on geriatrics, where she presented a recent paper on frailty and sarcopenia. Dr. Silva also spoke at a community senior center in Manhattan and visited the Hebrew Home at Riverdale.
“My time at NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital was an extremely rewarding and enlightening experience,” says Dr. Silva. “The geriatrics team has exceptional expertise and shared with me not only the latest research in the field but, most importantly, how to relate and work with elderly patients.”