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Psychosocial Consortium: NY Metropolitan Area Consortium to Strengthen Psychosocial Programming in Geriatric Fellowships

I. Goals
II. Major Events
III. Consortium Activities
IV. Consortium Members
V. National Recognition


I. Goals

Through collaboration and sharing of resources, our aim is to continue building a psychosocial consortium of NY metropolitan area geriatric fellowship programs that will enable programs to:

  1. Develop psychosocial educational components as part of their overall training of geriatric fellows.

  2. Collaborate on psychosocial program development and resource sharing.

  3. Teach geriatric fellows:
    1. about the multiple psychosocial issues that impact the care of the older patient; and
    2. how to use this information to provide more effective geriatric care.

View Benefits of Consortium Membership (PDF)


II. Major Events

2006 Program Directors' Roundtable: This event initiated a dialogue among New York metropolitan area geriatric medicine fellowship programs about their psychosocial educational programming. 9 programs represented.

View Roundtable Discussion Report (PDF)

2007 Psychosocial Meeting: Through a time-intensive, methodical outreach campaign, geriatric fellowship programs joined our Consortium. During this meeting, members shared psychosocial educational and discussed methods for sharing ideas and resources. 11 programs represented

View Evaluation Feedback for 2007 Meeting

Annual Conference for Geriatric Fellows (2008, 2009, 2010): Consortium faculty collaboratively designed and implemented a psychosocial half-day conference for all geriatric fellows in the NY metropolitan area entitled, Understanding Psychosocial Issues in Geriatric Medicine. At the conference, program directors and other geriatric health care faculty meet to discuss psychosocial programming. 20 geriatric fellowship programs from NY, NJ and CT are represented.

View Consortium Final Report 2008(PDF)
View Consortium Final Report Appendix: Attachment A
View Consortium Final Report Appendix: Attachment B
View Consortium Final Report Appendix: Attachment C
View Consortium Final Report Appendix: Attachment D
View Consortium Final Report Appendix: Attachment E
View Consortium Final Report Appendix: Attachment F
View Consortium Final Report Appendix: Attachment G
View Consortium Final Report Appendix: Attachment H
View Consortium Final Report Appendix: Attachment I
View Consortium Final Report Appendix: Attachment J


III. Consortium Activities

The overarching aim of the 2007-2011 project, Development of a Consortium to Strengthen Psychosocial Educational Programming in NY Metropolitan Area Geriatric Fellowship Programs, is to build a psychosocial Consortium with the NY metropolitan area geriatric fellowship programs through collaboration and sharing of resources, thereby enabling programs to develop psychosocial educational components as part of their overall training of geriatric fellows.

To accomplish this goal, some of the Consortium efforts have included:

  • Sharing information and resources through e-tools
  • Providing on-site psychosocial programming outreach to fellowship programs
  • Offering stipend support
  • Opportunities for geriatric fellowship program directors to discuss programming, curricula development and ACGME criteria
  • Conducting survey to select conference workshop topics
  • Enlisting the help of program directors to reach out to their colleagues to discuss membership
  • Disseminating psychosocial orientation information
    View Psychosocial Orientation Information for 2008-2009 Geriatric Fellows
    View Psychosocial Orientation Information for 2009-2010 Geriatric Fellows
    View Psychosocial Orientation Information for 2010-2011 Geriatric Fellows
  • Offering geriatric fellows training at other institutions and in the community
  • Hosting annual half-day psychosocial conferences for geriatric fellows, including meetings for fellowship program directors and other geriatric health care faculty.
  • Surveying geriatric fellowship program directors 3 months post-conference to ascertain program director's feedback re: the impact of the psychosocial conference on their fellows and program.

IV. Consortium Members

View Consortium Membership List (PDF)

V. National Recognition

In May, 2009 our Psychosocial Consortium presented a poster highlighting our accomplishments at the AGS conference in Chicago.

View the 2009 Poster Presentation (PDF)

In May, 2010 our Psychosocial Consortium presented another poster highlighting specific accomplishments on shared learning among fellowship programs at the AGS conference in Orlando.

View the 2010 Poster Presentation (PDF)



 
 
 
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