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Geriatric Fast Facts Index




AGS Guidelines and Recommendation


What are Geriatric Fast Facts?

  • Specialty specific Geriatric Patient Care scenarios -- From assessment to clinical decision making, underlying sciences, plus references.
  • Mobile delivery strategy for point-of-care access, includes free text search, favorites, and mobile sharing.
  • Over 40 to date created using the GFF template.
  • Teaching/Education Resources:
    • 1-2 screen length GFFs  are based on identified geriatric education gaps in various specialties
    • strong emphasis on underlying science
    • promote evidence-based teaching to support trainees’ clinical decision making in complex elderly patients
    • focus on patient care, safety and quality

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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: GETs apply concepts of care for the geriatric patient into resident 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; Year 3=2013; Year 4=2014

  • Anesthesiology (Year 3)
  • Cardiology (Year 2)
  • Emergency Medicine (Year 2)
  • ENT (Year 2)
  • Family & Community Medicine (Year 1)
  • Hematology/Oncology (Year 3)
  • Hospitalists (Year 3 & 4)
  • Medicine (Year 3)
  • Nephrology (Year 1)
  • Ophthalmology (Year 2)
  • Patient Safety/Quality Care (Year 4)
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Year 1)
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary/Critical Care (Year 4)
  • Radiation/Oncology (Year 4)
  • Radiology (Year 2)
  • Surgery (Year 1)

GET Teams' Experiences









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