Monthly Newsletter: January 2014
Looking for materials that address a specific AAMC Geriatric Competency for Medical Students? Consult the Geriatrics Wizard! In this section of POGOe you can quickly and easily find Educational Materials or Web-GEMs under the precise competency you wish to cover. All 26 competencies are individually matched with multiple materials.
Sample of Educational Materials
AEGIS - Surgical Informed Consent of the Geriatric Patient: First Do No Harm by R. Bell, MD, V. Hirth, MD, J. Ali, MD, M. Dever-Bumba, J. Nottingham, MD, R. Rosenthal, MD, Walter Pofahl, MD, T. Stewart, PhD, D. Wieland, PhD
An Introduction to Grandparent Caregivers by Amanda Soong, MD
Shared Decision Making by Lynne Kirk, MD, Amy Johnson, MD, Craig Rubin, MD, Jake Harwood, MD, Jane Mohler, MD, Mindy Fain, MD, MPH
Web-GEMs (Geriatric Education Modules) is POGOe's series of interactive peer-reviewed case modules based on the AAMC Geriatrics Competencies. Highlighted this month is BPH & Polypharmacy the case of Mr. Thompson.
Mr. Thompson is a 70-year-old man who lives alone and is independent in his basic ADLs and IADLs. He comes to the office today asking for, "something to stop me from going so often." Upon further questioning, it is revealed that he is not able to hold his urine for very long once he has an urge to void and he has to get up 3 to 4 times each night to urinate. Some days he notes he is tired because voiding interferes with his sleep. He wonders if this could be his prostate acting up. Several years ago, during a routine physical, his doctor mentioned that he likely had "BPH."
Here are some of the Educational Objectives of this case:
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POGOe is a proud partner of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicineís Conference on Medical Student Education. The conference is being held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN from January 30th to February 2nd. Our booth will be present throughout the conference and we look forward to meeting new and old friends. A focus of this year's conference will be inspiring learners, with the recognition that we are all learners who can inspire and can be inspired through our educational work.
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The FD~AGE Physician Mini-Fellowships in Geriatrics are intensive courses for non-geriatricians seeking training in geriatrics education and curriculum development. The course is free of charge to participants who are not from Reynolds-sponsored schools. CME credit is awarded.
40th Annual Meeting & Educational Leadership Conference - Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
Aging in America Conference - American Society on Aging
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
28th Annual Geriatric Medicine Refresher Day
If you know of a national or international meeting in geriatrics or gerontology that isn't listed here, let us know at Editor@POGOe.org
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