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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 February.
This three-day course, which takes place in Baltimore, Maryland, is open to:
- Family practitioners
- Physician assistants
- Nurses and nurse practitioners
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.
The Johns Hopkins Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program 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.