St. Olaf alumnus Dr. Chris Johnson ’76 offers a unique opportunity for two current pre-health students to witness a coordinated model of health care for seniors experiencing a variety of chronic physical and mental health conditions. Dr. Johnson founded Consultative Health and Medicine in 2011 to provide a collaborative physician and nurse practitioner approach to onsite medical care for seniors who reside in assisted living and skilled nursing facilities in the Twin Cities metro area.
Two interns will spend approximately 18-20 hours per week for 8 weeks shadowing Dr. Johnson and nurse practitioners as they consult with patients, their families and other health care providers. The internship will emphasize the opportunity to learn and practice skills in medical interviewing and physical examination. Readings and discussion of clinical topics pertinent to the causes, clinical manifestations, and treatment of common geriatric conditions will be part of the weekly schedule.
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