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The Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology offers several programs for healthcare professionals to receive geriatrics-related education and training throughout their careers.
Through the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education, the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology offers a Current Topics in Geriatrics course each year, typically in early March.
This three-day course, which takes place in Baltimore, Maryland, is open to:
- Family practitioners
- Physician Assistants
- Nurse practitioners
- Social Workers
- Physical & occupational therapists
- Other Health Professionals
After attending the course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize common geriatric syndromes and initiate treatment for these syndromes.
- Identify approaches to and limits of management of specific disease of organ systems that are common in the elderly (e.g. dementia, depression, vitamin D deficiency).
- Describe important research developments that influence the clinical care of geriatric patients.
- Describe the dynamic nature of current support of primary care practice
- Recognize the growing diversity in the older population and include cultural competencies in patient care
The Johns Hopkins Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) is an educational initiative of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology of the Department of Medicine of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The purpose of the Johns Hopkins GWEP is to develop an integrated geriatric primary care health care workforce that maximizes patient and family engagement and improves health outcomes in diverse areas of Maryland. This program is funded by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA).