Competencies

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.

Learn more about these minimum geriatrics competencies for: