Competencies

To advance the high-quality, person-centered care older people need, geriatricians should be able to demonstrate expertise in a number of core skills as they advance through education. These include aptitude in addressing:

  • Medication Management
  • Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health
  • Complex or Chronic Illnesses
  • Palliative and End-of-Life Care
  • Patient Safety
  • Care Transitions
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Hospital Care
  • Self-Care Capacity
  • Falls, Balance, and Gait Disorders

Experts from the AGS and ADGAP collaborated to define specific competencies across the core domains that impact geriatrics care.

Learn more about these minimum geriatrics competencies for: