The Portal of Geriatrics Online Education

web-GEMs Online Teaching Modules

web_GEM

web-GEMs is a series of peer-reviewed interactive case modules based on the AAMC Geriatrics Competencies. Individual cases can be integrated into clinical training with emphasis on “core topics” in, e.g., neurology, psychiatry, internal medicine, emergency medicine, surgery, OB/GYN, or the whole curriculum can be used within a geriatrics, internal medicine, family medicine clerkship, or in nursing, physician assistant, and interprofessional team training. The web-GEMs cases develop learners’ understanding of geriatric medicine, and integrate that understanding as they expand their skills in other specialties. This is a collaborative effort developed by authors from 27 different institutions.

 
 

Medication Management


 

Cognitive and Behavioral Disorders


 

Self-care Capacity


 

Falls, Balance, Gait Disorders


 

Health Care Planning and promotion


 

Atypical Presentation of Disease


 

Palliative Care


 

Hospital Care for Elders


 

Cultural Competency


 

Interprofessional Education web-GEMs

Key Features of the Curriculum

  • Detailed Student Reports
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  • Peer-Reviewed
  • Addresses AAMC Geriatrics Competencies
  • Follows the format of other national web-based models that many students are familiar with (SIMPLE/CLIPP/fm-CASEs/WISEmd)
  • Uses a standardized/uniform format and “look and feel” from case to case
  • Emphasizes clinical decision-making/reasoning
  • Each case consists of a number of components, including: clinical text, questions, multimedia, roll-overs, hyperlinks, “Expert Boxes” and “Clipboards”
  • Full answer explanation to each question
  • Each case includes a downloadable "Takeaways" document with key take-home points and a PubMed-linked reference page.

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Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief:
Amit Shah, MD, FACP, Mayo Clinic - Phoenix

Executive Editor:
Rosanne Leipzig, MD, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Editorial Team:
Cynthia Brown, MD, MSPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Kathryn Callahan, MD, Wake Forest University
Channing Ford, MPA, MA, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Carol Howe, MD, MLS, University of Arizona
Zhenya Hurd, MS, American Geriatrics Society
Alayne Markland, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Daren Simkin, Johns Hopkins University Medical School
Craig Usiak, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Medical Illustrator:
Lindsay Oksenberg, MA, CMI, University of Texas Southwestern

Architecture:
Joshua Denny, MD, Vanderbilt University
Peter Speltz, BS, Vanderbilt University