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What is a GET?

GET = Geriatric Education Team of resident program directors and residents who work with geriatricians, educators, and medical students

Mission: Applying concepts of care for the geriatric patient into their residents' curriculum

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What MCW GET Teams Do

  • Identify specialty-specific needs
  • Define and apply best education methods/practices
  • Use a systematic instructional design approach including:
  • Needs assessment
  • Learner assessment
  • Program evaluation
  • Curriculum design coaching
  • Interactive teaching approaches
  • OSCE development
  • Technology interventions

MCW GET Team Specialties

Year 1 = 2011; Year 2 = 2012

  • Anesthesia (Year 3)
  • Cardiology (Year 2)
  • Emergency Medicine (Year 2)
  • ENT (Year 2)
  • Family & Community Medicine (Year 1)
  • Hematology/Oncology (Year 3)
  • Hospitalists (Year 3)
  • Medicine (Year 3)
  • Nephrology (Year 1)
  • Ophthalmology (Year 2)
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Year 1)
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology (Year 2)
  • Surgery (Year 1)

GET Teams' Experiences




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What are Geriatric Fast Facts?

Just in time learning . .

Geriatrics Fast Facts are accessible, concise, and clinically actionable
1-2 page reports on Geriatric topics applicable across medical specialties.

Fast Facts are interdisciplinary, spanning the progression of medical education.

They are applicable to all mobile devices and are printable. Users are free to download and distribute Geriatric Fast Facts for educational purposes.


Fast Facts are authored by

MCW Geriatric Education Teams (GETs)






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