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Geriatric Training for Physicians, Dentists and Behavioral/Mental Health Professionals

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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A grant may be made to meet the cost of a project which will propose: 1) a 1-year retraining program in geriatrics for: (a) physicians who are faculty in departments of internal medicine, family medicine (including osteopathic general practice), gynecology, geriatrics, and behavioral or mental health at schools of medicine and osteopathic medicine; (b) dentists who are faculty members at schools of dentistry or at hospital departments or dentistry; and (c) behavioral or mental health professionals who are faculty members in departments of behavioral or mental health; and/or 2) a 2-year internal medicine or family medicine fellowship program providing emphasis in geriatrics which shall be designed to provide training in clinical geriatrics and geriatrics research for: (a) physicians who have completed graduate medical education programs in internal medicine, family medicine (including osteopathic general practice), behavioral or mental health, neurology, gynecology, or rehabilitation medicine; (b) dentists who have demonstrated a commitment to an academic career and who have completed postdoctoral dental training, including postdoctoral dental education programs or who have relevant advanced training or experience; and (c) behavioral or mental health professionals who have completed graduate medical education programs in behavioral or mental health; 3) be staffed by full-time teaching physicians who have experience or training in geriatric medicine or geriatric behavioral or mental health; 4) be staffed, or enter into an agreement with an institution staffed by full-time or part-time teaching dentists who have experience or training in geriatric dentistry; 5) be based in a graduate medical education program in internal medicine or family medicine or in a department of geriatrics or behavioral or mental health; 6) provide training in geriatrics and are exposed to the physical and mental disabilities of elderly individuals through a variety of service rotations, such as geriatric consultation services, acute care services, dental services, geriatric behavioral or mental health units, day and home care programs, rehabilitation services, extended care facilities, geriatric ambulatory care and comprehensive evaluation units, and community care programs for elderly mentally retarded individuals, and 7) provide training in geriatrics through one or both of the training options described in the section on "Eligible Projects."