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Functional Assessment

Functional Assessment

Rosemary Laird, Mary McDonald, MD
AAMC/John A. Hartford Foundation
John A. Hartford Foundation
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An interactive web module for self study developed for medical students. Introduces a mnemonic system to recall the components of the comprehensive geriatric assessment.

Educational objectives: 

Overview of the components of the comprehensive geriatric assessment including the use of screening tools. Upon completion of the module, the learner will be able to: 1) List the components of the comprehensive geriatric assessment. 2) Suggest appropriate screening tools to aid in the assessment.

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This product has been used by approximately 1,400 3rd year medical students at University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Mary McDonald, MD

Suggested Citation:
Rosemary Laird and Mary McDonald, MD. Functional Assessment. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from:


Submitted by lovanio on

Great case study and example of CGA!