The Aging Imperative: Teaching Future Family Physicians Skills in Geriatrics

This project intends to address this need for family medicine residents to receive strengthened geriatric education by developing and implementing a geriatric home care curriculum, establishing a successful model of a geriatric clinic in a residency program, and institutionalizing a system to use video Object Structured Clinical Exams (OSVE) to assess resident competency in clinical geriatrics.


Partners

Center for Healthy Communities & Research, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin

Columbia St. Mary's Family Medicine Residency Program

Racine Family Medicine Residency Program

St. Joseph’s Family Medicine Residency Program

Waukesha Family Medicine Residency Program


Goals of the Program

  • Develop a geriatric home care curriculum consistent with the six ACGME core competencies.
  • Implement the geriatric home care curriculum within the context of each residency program.
  • Establish a successful model of a geriatric clinic in a family medicine residency program.
  • Develop a system to use video OSCEs (OSVE) to assess resident competency in clinical geriatrics.


Project period

July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2009


Funding Source

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

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