Geriatrics for residents in the surgical and medical specialties: Implementation of curricula and training experiences

Jane F. Potter, John R Burton, George W. Drach, Janis Eisner, Nancy E. Lundebjerg, David H. Solomon

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In 1994, under the leadership of the late Dennis Jahnigen, the American Geriatrics Society, with support of the John A. Hartford Foundation, began a project to improve the amount and quality of geriatrics education that surgical and related medical specialty residents receive. The targeted disciplines initially were general surgery, emergency medicine, gynecology, orthopedic surgery, and urology and, later, anesthesiology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and thoracic surgery. A key element of this project was to develop model programs within surgical and related specialty residency education. The Geriatrics Education for Specialty Residents (GESR) program has supported 29 residencies to pilot methods for integration of geriatrics within residency programs, encouraged and inspired development of curricular content, and helped to develop faculty leaders to support these efforts in the long term and at a national level. This paper describes the GESR program, the status of curriculum development, steps for other programs to use in developing a geriatrics education program, and some of the common barriers likely to be encountered during implementation along with solutions to those barriers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)511-515
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Volume53
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005

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Surgical Specialties
Geriatrics
Curriculum
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Internship and Residency
Medicine Chests
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Anesthesiology
Emergency Medicine
Otolaryngology
Urology
Ophthalmology
Gynecology
Thoracic Surgery
Orthopedics

Keywords

  • Medical education
  • Medical specialties
  • Resident graduate medical education
  • Surgical specialties

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  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Geriatrics for residents in the surgical and medical specialties : Implementation of curricula and training experiences. / Potter, Jane F.; Burton, John R; Drach, George W.; Eisner, Janis; Lundebjerg, Nancy E.; Solomon, David H.

In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Vol. 53, No. 3, 03.2005, p. 511-515.

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Potter, Jane F. ; Burton, John R ; Drach, George W. ; Eisner, Janis ; Lundebjerg, Nancy E. ; Solomon, David H. / Geriatrics for residents in the surgical and medical specialties : Implementation of curricula and training experiences. In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2005 ; Vol. 53, No. 3. pp. 511-515.
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