Our aging population is transforming the medical care emphasis from an approach focused on somatic, curable illness to one focused on chronic and complex disease. It is important to ensure that medical students have the opportunity to acquire competency in the care of the elderly and geriatric medicine.
Six pillars of geriatric education have been identified that represent a breadth of experiences and different facets that contribute to the care of older adults. These experiences consist of a variety of learning settings and modalities including didactic learning at lectures and conferences, workshops, interprofessional events, clinical encounters, personal encounters a volunteer or outreach setting, online learning, and research. In order to meet the criteria to receive a MacPage Geriatric Competency Certificate, you must complete experiences within four of the six pillars.To contact the macPAGE team with questions, comments, or to suggest learning experiences, please connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.