"We’ve done a lot of living and we need to be listened to…always listen, and ask questions," said Beverly Arnold, 92, when asked what her best advice is for medical students. This is just some of the advice a variety of panelists at the annual Life After 90 Panel gave to second year medical students at CWRU.
Now in its 32nd year, the panel is headed by Beth O’Toole, MD, and draws attention to the increasing number of aging people seeking medical care. The group explains their living situations, talks about what a typical day is like at their home, and aims to teach future doctors about geriatric care.
The discussion explores an open conversation between elders who have interacted with a variety of physicians over the years, and medical students who are eager to learn best practices in the field.