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ERIC Number: EJ764141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Two Models for Implementing Senior Mentor Programs in Academic Medical Settings
Corwin, Sara J.; Bates, Tovah; Cohan, Mary; Bragg, Dawn S.; Roberts, Ellen
Educational Gerontology, v33 n5 p383-393 May 2007
This paper compares two models of undergraduate geriatric medical education utilizing senior mentoring programs. Descriptive, comparative multiple-case study was employed analyzing program documents, archival records, and focus group data. Themes were compared for similarities and differences between the two program models. Findings indicate that both programs used the American Geriatrics Society core competencies as a curricular framework, yet adopted two different formats. Students in both programs reported valuable experiences, increased knowledge, and increasingly positive attitudes towards aging and older adults. Other medical education programs may benefit from implementing elements of both models best suited to their institution and curricular needs. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina; Wisconsin