Development and evolution of a two-day intensive resident experience in geriatric medicine

Academic Article


  • As the older adult population increases, the need to enhance medical education and training in Geriatric Medicine (GM) is essential. To enhance resident training, faculty at two southeastern universities developed a Resident Award Summit, a two-day active learning experience, designed to expose family and internal medicine residents to GM principles and the various career options available in GM. Over 10 years, 353 residents from 108 residency programs participated. Resident feedback indicated that attending the event had a positive impact on future practice (M = 4.65, SD = .58) and showed that the amount of GM training received was limited, with 83.5% and 70.2% ranking adequacy of medical student and resident training as limited, respectively. To impact practice, long-term change must occur. Experiences such as the Resident Award Summit allow GM faculty to educate and prepare residents though positive teaching experiences, providing residents with the skills needed to care for older adults in their communities.
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    Author List

  • Ford CR; Loyd C; Rothrock AG; Johnson TM; Allman RM; Brown CJ
  • Start Page

  • 24
  • End Page

  • 37
  • Volume

  • 42
  • Issue

  • 1