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The VCOM mission is "to provide medical education and research that prepares globally minded, community-focused physicians and to improve the health of those most in need." It has been noted that underserved areas throughout the Appalachian region are home to more elderly populations than the nation’s average. Thus, with the college mission in mind, medical students participate in a third year geriatrics rotation with experienced faculty members, in order to expand their knowledge of geriatric medicine conditions and to develop the ability to apply this knowledge in clinical settings.

Discipline Chair
Mark A Sanders, DO, JD, MPH, LLM, FACOFP
Discipline Chair, Geriatrics


Interim Associate Dean for Medical Education and Discipline Chair for Geriatrics
Phone: 334-442-4013