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Chandrika Kumar, MD

Associate Professor Term; Associate Program Director, Clinical Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine

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Chandrika Kumar, MD

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How do we teach? As a clinician educator, my areas of interest and expertise involve curriculum development in geriatrics in both in hospital and out of hospital sites and disseminate geriatric learning through different teaching methods. In the past 7 years, I have developed a unique geriatric curriculum for Traditional Internal Medicine residents that encompasses geriatric learning at both in hospital and out of hospital sites as part of a block rotation. Being the Associate Fellowship Director, I created for our fellows a multidisciplinary curriculum at the Veterans administration working with Audiology, speech, low vision, physiatry, anesthesiology and chiropractic. In May of 2015 I accepted the role of co leader to one of the Master courses ( Across the Lifespan). We are part of the core working group on creating the new medical school curriculum that is now in its second year. Overall, my focus is on curricular reforms at different levels of trainee experience ( medical student, medical residents, inter professional trainees and geriatric medicine fellows)and to effectively evaluate the learning achieved through these curricular implementations.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Yale University School of Medicine (2009)
  • Residency
    University of Connecticut (2003)
  • MD
    Kilpauk Medical College (1995)

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