The role of the New York Metropolitan Area Geriatrics Society (MAGS), an affiliate of the American Geriatrics Society, in supporting educational activities in the 11 academic geriatric medicine fellowship programs in the metropolitan area is described. A 1991 survey of each program’s educational resources revealed a striking disparity in the self-perceived quality of the various program components at each site and a unanimous interest in sharing and complementing existing activities. Whereas all programs were positive about the strength of their conferences and grand rounds and the interest of their teaching faculty, they were generally concerned about their home care component; clinical research; and, most of all, the time availability of their teaching faculty. Through MAGS, a number of activities have been developed to help support the fellowship programs. Opportunity for intersite exchange of geriatric fellows is being actively pursued. This cooperative effort may be a model for similar activity in other metropolitan areas.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology