Development of Geriatrics-Oriented Faculty in General Internal Medicine

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The need for adequate geriatrics training for the physician workforce has been recognized for decades. However, there are not enough academic geriatricians to provide for the educational needs of trainees, and this situation is not expected to change in the future. General internists are often responsible for teaching medical students and internal medicine residents to care for elderly patients in inpatient and ambulatory settings. These academic general internists could play a pivotal role in providing geriatrics instruction. To characterize what is being done to develop geriatrics-oriented general internal medicine faculty, we identified current practices, "best practices," goals and targets, and barriers to achieving those goals and targets. We reviewed the literature on faculty-development programs for general internal medicine faculty, and we held focus groups and structured interviews with general internal medicine unit chiefs and directors of Geriatric Centers of Excellence at 46 medical schools throughout the United States. We found a need for programs to develop geriatrics-oriented academic general internists. Although general internal medicine faculties seem receptive to further geriatrics training, important obstacles exist. These include inadequate time and resources as well as motivational and attitudinal challenges. We discuss potential solutions for overcoming these barriers and the implications of these solutions for stakeholders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)615-620
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Internal Medicine
Volume139
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 7 2003

Fingerprint

Internal Medicine
Geriatrics
Focus Groups
Medical Schools
Medical Students
Practice Guidelines
Inpatients
Patient Care
Teaching
Interviews
Physicians

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Development of Geriatrics-Oriented Faculty in General Internal Medicine. / Rubin, Craig D.; Stieglitz, Heather; Vicioso, Belinda; Kirk, Lynne.

In: Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol. 139, No. 7, 07.10.2003, p. 615-620.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{c832d02a0d5a402094dc153eb68ec006,
title = "Development of Geriatrics-Oriented Faculty in General Internal Medicine",
abstract = "The need for adequate geriatrics training for the physician workforce has been recognized for decades. However, there are not enough academic geriatricians to provide for the educational needs of trainees, and this situation is not expected to change in the future. General internists are often responsible for teaching medical students and internal medicine residents to care for elderly patients in inpatient and ambulatory settings. These academic general internists could play a pivotal role in providing geriatrics instruction. To characterize what is being done to develop geriatrics-oriented general internal medicine faculty, we identified current practices, {"}best practices,{"} goals and targets, and barriers to achieving those goals and targets. We reviewed the literature on faculty-development programs for general internal medicine faculty, and we held focus groups and structured interviews with general internal medicine unit chiefs and directors of Geriatric Centers of Excellence at 46 medical schools throughout the United States. We found a need for programs to develop geriatrics-oriented academic general internists. Although general internal medicine faculties seem receptive to further geriatrics training, important obstacles exist. These include inadequate time and resources as well as motivational and attitudinal challenges. We discuss potential solutions for overcoming these barriers and the implications of these solutions for stakeholders.",
author = "Rubin, {Craig D.} and Heather Stieglitz and Belinda Vicioso and Lynne Kirk",
year = "2003",
month = "10",
day = "7",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "139",
pages = "615--620",
journal = "Annals of Internal Medicine",
issn = "0003-4819",
publisher = "American College of Physicians",
number = "7",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Development of Geriatrics-Oriented Faculty in General Internal Medicine

AU - Rubin, Craig D.

AU - Stieglitz, Heather

AU - Vicioso, Belinda

AU - Kirk, Lynne

PY - 2003/10/7

Y1 - 2003/10/7

N2 - The need for adequate geriatrics training for the physician workforce has been recognized for decades. However, there are not enough academic geriatricians to provide for the educational needs of trainees, and this situation is not expected to change in the future. General internists are often responsible for teaching medical students and internal medicine residents to care for elderly patients in inpatient and ambulatory settings. These academic general internists could play a pivotal role in providing geriatrics instruction. To characterize what is being done to develop geriatrics-oriented general internal medicine faculty, we identified current practices, "best practices," goals and targets, and barriers to achieving those goals and targets. We reviewed the literature on faculty-development programs for general internal medicine faculty, and we held focus groups and structured interviews with general internal medicine unit chiefs and directors of Geriatric Centers of Excellence at 46 medical schools throughout the United States. We found a need for programs to develop geriatrics-oriented academic general internists. Although general internal medicine faculties seem receptive to further geriatrics training, important obstacles exist. These include inadequate time and resources as well as motivational and attitudinal challenges. We discuss potential solutions for overcoming these barriers and the implications of these solutions for stakeholders.

AB - The need for adequate geriatrics training for the physician workforce has been recognized for decades. However, there are not enough academic geriatricians to provide for the educational needs of trainees, and this situation is not expected to change in the future. General internists are often responsible for teaching medical students and internal medicine residents to care for elderly patients in inpatient and ambulatory settings. These academic general internists could play a pivotal role in providing geriatrics instruction. To characterize what is being done to develop geriatrics-oriented general internal medicine faculty, we identified current practices, "best practices," goals and targets, and barriers to achieving those goals and targets. We reviewed the literature on faculty-development programs for general internal medicine faculty, and we held focus groups and structured interviews with general internal medicine unit chiefs and directors of Geriatric Centers of Excellence at 46 medical schools throughout the United States. We found a need for programs to develop geriatrics-oriented academic general internists. Although general internal medicine faculties seem receptive to further geriatrics training, important obstacles exist. These include inadequate time and resources as well as motivational and attitudinal challenges. We discuss potential solutions for overcoming these barriers and the implications of these solutions for stakeholders.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0142123576&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0142123576&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 139

SP - 615

EP - 620

JO - Annals of Internal Medicine

JF - Annals of Internal Medicine

SN - 0003-4819

IS - 7

ER -