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Minimum Geriatric Competencies - Medical Students, Emergency Medicine Residents and IM-FM Residents

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Minimum Geriatric Competencies - Medical Students, Emergency Medicine Residents and IM-FM Residents

Author(s):  
Multiple Authors
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
POGOe Id: 
20480
Date Posted: 
01/01/2009
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
06/08/2011
Abstract: 

“Competency-based education prepares trainees to perform tasks occurring within the context of practice. Teaching to competency differs from traditional instruction. It begins by stating the performance we expect of our graduates in the workplace and then designing the medical school curriculum to prepare our learners to achieve that performance through deliberate practice in applying the underlying knowledge, skills, and attitudes.” As the elderly population in America "booms," medical education must address the issue at hand and modify their curriculum and teaching practices to give credence to geriatric principles within medical care. It is imperative for many reasons (socially, financially, etc.) that we ensure competency in the care of older adults for every physician.

To help achieve this lofty goal, the Minimum Geriatric Competencies have been developed for Medical Students and are being developed for multiple residency disciplines. The files within this product showcase the Medical Student Minimum Geriatric Competencies (published in Academic Medicine, May 2009), Internal Medicine – Family Medicine Resident Minimum Geriatric Competencies (published in Journal of Graduate Medical Education, Sept 2010), and Emergency Medicine Resident Minimum Geriatric Competencies (published in Academic Emergency Medicine, 2010).

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

The "Side-by-Side" document shows the progression from Medical Student Competencies into resident education.

The documents included with this product are:

  • Emergency Medicine Resident Competencies
  • Medical Student Competencies
  • IM-FM Resident Competencies
  • Side-by-Side Competencies Comparison
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Suggested Citation:
Multiple Authors. Minimum Geriatric Competencies - Medical Students, Emergency Medicine Residents and IM-FM Residents. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20480