The COVID-19 AAGP Online Trainee Curriculum: Development and Method of Initial Evaluation

Michelle L. Conroy, Erica C. Garcia-Pittman, Hana Ali, Susan W. Lehmann, Brandon C. Yarns

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Objective: One effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is the disruption of in-person clinical experiences within geriatric psychiatry residency education. Online resources for trainees are needed to fill resultant gaps. Methods: The American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) Teaching and Training Committee leadership collaborated with geriatric psychiatry experts to develop a web-based geriatric psychiatry curriculum for psychiatry residents and other learners. In addition, we planned to obtain initial self-report outcomes of the curricular modules. Results: The COVID-19 AAGP Online Trainee Curriculum ( consists of approximately 30 video-recorded lectures provided by AAGP member experts. A demographic survey and pre-/postsurvey attached to each module allow us to obtain learner characteristics and feedback on each module. Conclusions: The Curriculum has the potential to supplement psychiatry residency education during the pandemic and potentially raise the profile of AAGP, with the goal of inspiring interest within geriatric psychiatry. Results of the initial self-report evaluation should be available in 1 year

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1004-1008
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2020


  • COVID-19
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • education
  • training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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