To ensure the high-quality, person-centered care older people need, geriatricians should be able to demonstrate expertise in a number of core competencies as they advance through education.
The Geriatrics Competencies for Medical Students, updated in 2021, categorize these competencies by the 5Ms: Mind, Mobility, Medications, Multicomplexity, and Matters Most.
The Minimum Geriatrics Competencies for IM & FM Residents include skills that address:
- Medication Management
- Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health
- Complex or Chronic Illnesses
- Palliative and End-of-Life Care
- Patient Safety
- Care Transitions
- Ambulatory Care
Experts from the AGS and ADGAP collaborated to define specific competencies across the core domains that impact geriatrics care.
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