Students and Residents

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Through our geriatric education programs, health professional students and residents learn to work together as an interprofessional team, while at the same time, improve skills and knowledge necessary to deliver quality care for older adults. Learn more about our training opportunities below!

Health Professional Students

Seniors Assisting in Geriatric Education (SAGE)

Interprofessional student teams interact with a volunteer older adult mentor through structured assignments delivered in the home environment. Students gain knowledge about the needs of today’s older adult while older adult mentors guide the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Geriatrics Rotation

This 4-week clinical experience aims to provide medical students and advance practice practitioner students with a foundation for competent and compassionate care of older adults. This includes attitudes, knowledge, and skills required to care for older adults.

Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR)

The MSTAR Program provides medical students completing their first year with an enriching experience in aging-related research and geriatrics with the mentorship of top experts in the field. This program introduces students to research and academic experiences early in their training that they might not otherwise have during medical school.

If you are interested in this program, contact us.

The Student Chapter of the American Geriatrics Society (SCAGS)

The purpose of SCAGS at TCOM is to spark interest in the field of geriatrics, enhance the visibility of geriatric medicine at the student-level, and provide educational programs in geriatric medicine. Our goals include: Encouraging interest in geriatrics among faculty and residents in the various disciplines concerned with the care of the elderly; Encouraging curriculum development to include geriatrics in the general curriculum as well as in elective course offerings and multidisciplinary programs; Developing educational programs in geriatrics open to the school faculty as well as to local health care professionals; and Promoting educational activities within the community, such as at nursing homes and senior centers.

Please contact Ericka Yeager at ericka.yeager@unthsc.edu for more information or to partner with SCAGS.

 

This page was last modified on April 26, 2021