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Doctors urge a focus on geriatrics

Prod medical schools as population ages

Tatyana Faynberg (left), a Russian immigrant, was interviewed by Tufts medical students, from left, Michael Castellot, Robert Mendenhall, and Peilan Tang in her Brighton housing complex. Tatyana Faynberg (left), a Russian immigrant, was interviewed by Tufts medical students, from left, Michael Castellot, Robert Mendenhall, and Peilan Tang in her Brighton housing complex. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
By Kay Lazar
Globe Staff / November 16, 2009

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Doctors who specialize in treating the elderly are calling on the nation’s medical schools to require all students to demonstrate competence in treating senior citizens, a change in century-old teaching standards. (Full article: 964 words)

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