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Geriatric Clinic Medical Legal Partnership Practicum

Students in this one-credit practicum will provide counseling and limited legal services to low-income seniors who are patients of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Geriatric Clinic. Under faculty supervision, and in collaboration with students from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, law students will provide assistance to eligible clients regarding Advance Care Plans, the designation of healthcare and/or financial agents, and wills. The practicum will include an intensive training at the beginning of the semester on elder law issues in the health care setting, on medical-legal partnership principles, and on client interviewing and counseling. (pass/fail) Enrollment Limited. [1]

Note: A "no drop" policy will be in place once students have registered. Only the individual clinic professor can grant a waiver of this policy.