The Minimum Competencies in Geriatrics for Medical Students are based on the Geriatric 5Ms1 and adapted from the 2009 Geriatrics Competencies.2 Project EDGE is a collaboration between the American Geriatrics Society, Harvard Medical School and the VA New England’s Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center conducting a national survey on the landscape of Geriatrics Education for Medical Students. The competencies were developed using a modified Delphi method including expert input, and a national survey of Geriatrics educators, and obtained IRB exemption from Harvard Medical School.
1. Tinetti M, Huang A, Molnar F. The Geriatrics 5M’s: a new way of communicating what we do. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017;65(9):2115-2115.
2. Leipzig RM, Granville L, Simpson D, Anderson MB, Sauvigné K, Soriano RP. Keeping granny safe on July 1: a consensus on minimum geriatrics competencies for graduating medical students. Acad Med. 2009;84(5):604-610.