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ERIC Number: EJ951016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1960
Integrating and Evaluating Geriatrics in Medical School: A Novel Approach for the Challenge
Besdine, Richard W.; Shield, Renee R.; McNicoll, Lynn; Campbell, Susan E.; Wetle, Terrie
Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, v32 n4 p295-308 2011
Brown Medical School developed a comprehensive curriculum in which enriched aging content increased from 22 to 80 hours in preclerkship courses and was also added for clerkships, residencies, and nongeriatrician physicians. Innovative evaluation strategies are also described. Highlights include "treasure hunts" in the anatomy laboratory, a Scholarly Concentration in Aging, Schwartz Communication Sessions, a Website of aging-related materials, and a monthly column in the state medical journal. Evaluation includes "tracking" to compute the "dose" of aging content, and "journaling" and focus groups to evaluate students' responses. Integrating geriatrics across a broad range of courses and clinical experiences is feasible. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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