University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine
CHAMP: Curriculum for the Hospitalized Aging Medical Patient is a multi-tiered educational project with a faculty development program at its core. Hospitalists, general internists, and family practitioners who teach residents and medical students are the targeted audience. The overview and user's guide includes a CHAMP Table of Contents, an outline of the course themes and topics, learning objectives for all 15 geriatric content areas, as well as those for the newly developed mini-course entitled, Teaching on Today's Wards" on advanced clinical teaching skills and teaching across the ACGME Core Competencies.
The website link allows viewers to access all CHAMP teaching resources, bedside teaching tools, pocket cards and evaluation instruments.
CHAMP has been approved to offer one CME credit (category 1) for each course hour.
To provide a clear understanding of CHAMP (Curriculum for the Hospitalized Aging Medical Patient), its aims, instruction on how to use the teaching materials, and the variety of teaching topics, materials and tools developed.
The overall aim of CHAMP is to increase the quantity and quality of geriatric teaching in the inpatient setting.
The CHAMP Faculty Development Program has trained 12 geriatricians, 26 general internists, 2 hospitalists, and 7 fellows at the University of Chicago.