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Interprofessional Geriatric Education and Training in Texas: Seniors Assisting in Geriatric Education - Interprofessional Team-Based Training, Assignments & Grading

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Abstract: 

The Seniors Assisting in Geriatric Education (SAGE) program consists of an educational curriculum and community based outreach program aimed at increasing student opportunities for early exposure to older adults and issues of geriatrics. The program strives to create meaningful relationships for the interprofessional teams of students while gaining knowledge about today’s senior population and their needs. The educational component involves health care profession students interacting with each other and their senior mentor through structured assignments delivered in the home environment.

Student teams are paired in groups of 3-4 healthcare profession students. The student teams are then matched with a community-dwelling senior who receives services from Meals on Wheels or a senior volunteer from the local community. The program includes 6 visits over a 2 year period providing students an opportunity to apply their classroom education in the context and care of an older adult. Students practice and demonstrate basic clinical skills; including taking histories, interviewing, conducting examinations and cognitive assessments, and advising clients on nutrition, home safety, community resources and advance care planning.     

Educational objectives: 
  • Health professions students will develop competency with older adults;
  • Strengthen health care students clinical applications of medical education through an Interprofessional team experience in the SAGE Program;
  • Health professions students learn from each other and appreciate each others professions.
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

SAGE Presentations

Marquez-Hall, S. (2015). Interprofessional practice: Seniors assisting in geriatric education. A round table presentation at the Interprofessional Practice Symposium, University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, TX.

Marquez-Hall, S. Lane, Y. (2014) seniors assisting in geriatric education (SAGE): Reynolds program address the lack of training in geriatrics and provides a model for interprofessional education. Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Education Annual Conference, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA.

SAGE Poster Presentations:

Marquez-Hall, S., Pitts-Lane, Y. Knebl, J., (2015). Seniors assisting in geriatric education (SAGE): Reynolds program addresses the lack of training in geriatrics and provides a model for interprofessional education. Poster presentation at Research Appreciation Day, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX.

Marquez-Hall, S., Lane, Y., Smith, R. (2014) Survey of medical students in a geriatric training program. Poster presentation at the American Geriatric Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

SAGE Awards:

2013 Mae Cora Peterson Senior Spirit Award in recognition of the Seniors Assisting in Geriatrics Education (SAGE) Program, Senior Citizens of Tarrant County, Texas.

2011 AACOM Excellence in Communications Award. Second Place - Best Community Service Program-Serving Fewer Than 1,000. SAGE Program; University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.  

Date posted: 
Thu, 10/13/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 10/13/2016
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Interprofessional Geriatric Education and Training in Texas: Seniors Assisting in Geriatric Education - Interprofessional Team-Based Training, Assignments & Grading. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/4876
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