Geriatrics and Palliative Care Interest Group (GeriPal)
Main Contact: Mary Decker (Co-President), Jeanna Qiu (Co-President), Claire Quinlan (Co-President), Isaac Chua and Andrea Wershof Schwartz (Faculty Advisors)
Through faculty mentorship, speaker events, and volunteering opportunities, the Geriatrics-Palliative Care Interest Group aims to introduce HMS/HSDM students to meaningful and multidisciplinary approaches to caring for older patients and those at the end of life. Some of our recent events have included: a “clinical pearls” talk on working with the geriatric population, a discussion of the methodology of life story work, and a screening + discussion of the 2019 film, The Farewell. We are open to any HMS/HSDM student.