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Geriatric Fellowship Psychosocial Education: Introduction

With the help of generous grants from the James N. Jarvie Commonweal Service and a private philanthropist, Weill Cornell Medical College's Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology is working towards strengthening psychosocial curricula in geriatric fellowship programs. In 2006, a survey of the NY metropolitan area geriatric fellowship program directors was conducted and found that:
  1. a need exists to develop core psychosocial content areas and competencies; and
  2. fellowship program directors are receptive to collaboration and to share ideas for psychosocial educational programming.
Since 2007, these survey findings continue to be addressed through the establishment of the NY Metropolitan Area Consortium to Strengthen Psychosocial Programming in Geriatric Fellowships.

This Web site offers a unique opportunity for Geriatric Fellowship Programs to:
  • share educational curricula on psychosocial topics; and
  • access psychosocial information, programming and resources proven helpful to other geriatric fellowship programs.
We hope you find this information useful in your efforts to improve psychosocial education for geriatric fellows.

View The Importance of Psychosocial Health in Geriatric Care (PDF)

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