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Karel, Michele J.; Stead, Carolyn D. – Educational Gerontology, 2011
Psychology internship and fellowship years are exciting yet challenging times of professional development, as geropsychologists-in-training transition to independent practice and work to consolidate their identities as professional geropsychologists. Geropsychology supervisors help interns and fellows to develop and refine attitude, knowledge, and…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Mentors, Fellowships, Professional Development
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Ruiz, Jorge G.; Qadri, Syeda S.; Karides, Marina; Castillo, Carmen; Milanez, Marcos; Roos, Bernard A. – Educational Gerontology, 2009
Electronic portfolios (ePortfolios) can be useful for evaluating and documenting mastery of competencies. We investigated geriatric medicine fellows' perceptions of an ePortfolio. We conducted surveys and focus groups followed by quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Our study revealed that fellows considered the ePortfolio acceptable and…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Qualitative Research, Geriatrics, Data Analysis
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Tanabe, Marianne K. G. – Educational Gerontology, 2007
With the aging and diversifying of the elder population in the United States, there is a pressing need for an organized and effective curriculum in cultural competence. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires that the curriculum for Geriatric Medicine Fellowship training include cultural competency training.…
Descriptors: Graduate Medical Education, Geriatrics, Fellowships, Curriculum Development
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Kyllo, Carole J.; Kane, Robert L. – Educational Gerontology, 1996
A yearlong training program involved 77 faculty from multiple disciplines in improving aging-related knowledge and appreciation for other disciplines' treatment of the topic. Evaluation showed good results for passive cognitive learning, slightly less for active cognitive learning, and mixed for affective. Four regional geriatric education centers…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Aging (Individuals), Faculty Development, Fellowships
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Strauss, Gerald; Nelson, Barbara J. – Educational Gerontology, 1996
Interviews with 6 of 10 Veterans' Affairs programs offering postdoctoral fellowships in geropsychology indicated that only 30% included palliative care or hospice training, despite the fact that the veteran population is likely to have an increasing need for terminal illness care. (SK)
Descriptors: Course Content, Death, Fellowships, Geriatrics
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Van Stewart, Arthur; And Others – Educational Gerontology, 1994
The University of Louisville's School of Dentistry, through student research fellowships, seeks to promote interest in geriatric dentistry by sponsoring gerontological research. In addition to increasing student interest, it provides an opportunity to work in the field in the summer, and research findings enrich the curriculum. (SK)
Descriptors: Dentistry, Fellowships, Geriatrics, Gerontology
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Shay, Kenneth; And Others – Educational Gerontology, 1996
Shay, Simpson, and Biernat describe geriatric dentistry training that included mentorship and shared experiences with physician trainees. Cohen and Lyles describe a fellowship program in which physicians care for older patients in unique settings and conduct research projects. (SK)
Descriptors: Dentists, Faculty Development, Fellowships, Geriatrics
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Yeo, Gwen; And Others – Educational Gerontology, 1996
Efforts to prepare faculty to teach students to work with culturally diverse populations of older adults included conferences on course content and instructional methods and minifellowships in ethnogeriatrics. Most faculty reported changing course content to include knowledge gained from the training. (SK)
Descriptors: Conferences, Ethnic Groups, Faculty Development, Fellowships
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Wolf-Klein, Gisele; And Others – Educational Gerontology, 1994
A survey of 11 fellowship programs supported by the New York Metropolitan Area Geriatrics Society revealed a striking disparity in quality and unanimous interest in sharing resources. All programs were positive about conferences and grand rounds but concerned about the home care component, clinical research, and the time availability of their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Cooperation, Educational Quality, Educational Resources