Enhanced Skills Program: Care of the Elderly Family Medicine Rotation Goals and Objectives

By the end of the rotation, residents will be able to:

Medical Expert

Medical Expert objectives to be identified at the start of the family medicine rotation.



  • Develop rapport, trust and ethical therapeutic relationships with patients and families.
  • Accurately elicit and synthesize information from, and perspectives of, patients and families, colleagues and other professionals.



  • Participate in a collaborative team-based model and with consulting health professionals in the care of patients.
  • Engage patients or specific groups of patients and their families as active participants in their care.



  • Participate in activities that contribute to the effectiveness of their own practice, health care organizations and systems.
  • Manage their practice and career effectively. Set priorities and manage time to balance patient care, practice requirements, outside activities and personal life.
  • Allocate finite health care resources appropriately.  Recognize the importance of appropriate allocation of healthcare resources, including referral to other health care professionals and community resources, balancing effectiveness, efficiency and access to optimal patient care.


Health Advocate

  • Respond to individual patient health needs and issues as part of patient care. Advocate for individual patients around relevant health matters.
  • Respond to the health needs of older patients in the community they serve. Identify opportunities for advocacy, health promotion and disease prevention in the communities they serve, and respond appropriately.
  • Identify determinants of health within their communities, including barriers to accessing care and resources.



  • Maintain and enhance professional activities through ongoing self-directed learning based on reflective practice.



  • Demonstrate a commitment to their patients, professional and society through ethical practice.