University of New Mexico School of Medicine
This geriatric module, Demographics of Aging, provides required introductory material for 1st year medical students in their community-based clinical experience (Practical Immersion Experience - PIE).
The goal of this module is to provide basic geriatric medicine information for medical students in the community. Upon completion of this module, learners should be able:
- To understand the aging demographic trends nationally and in New Mexico, particularly their relevance to care for the elderly, including economic impact and impact on the health care system.
- To understand the effect of the "baby boomer" generation on future health care needs.
- To be able to find United States and New Mexico aging population statistics on the internet in order to understand the relationship of population cohorts to health issues and planning for future health care services.
Best implemented as PIE (Practical Immersion Experience), and/or an Ambulatory Clerkship in a community-based setting.