Health Professional Student Programs
Interdisciplinary education in geriatrics is a priority for the Garrison Institute
on Aging. Since 2000, the GIA has developed innovative programs and new curriculum
to teach the next generation of health care providers.
Geriatric Training Experiences & Curriculum Improvements
The GIA has a sound history of leading efforts to improve the quality of instruction
and student interest in geriatrics among the health disciplines of Health Professions,
medicine, nursing and pharmacy at the Health Sciences Center. Initiatives have included
sharing of new curricula among the four schools, hosting faculty development workshops
to improve teaching methods and developing interdisciplinary student programs in aging.
Click on the following links for more information on specific projects and other opportunities
Student Scholars in Geriatrics Programs
The Student Scholars Program was established to develop a cadre of students from Health
Professions, medicine, nursing and pharmacy who have a long-term commitment to advancing
health care to older adults and are actively engaged in projects designed to improve
the quality of health care for older adults.
Interested students must be in good academic standing in their school. Selection
will be based on review of the attached application that includes a one-page essay
describing the student’s interest in geriatrics and his/her intent to practice in
geriatrics and/or desire to develop more knowledge related to geriatrics and interdisciplinary
practice. The essay should also include a paragraph about how the time commitment
to achieve the required activities will be met.
Essays will be reviewed by both a school representative and a representative from
the Garrison Institute on Aging (GIA). The GIA representative will provide input about
the decision to the school representative. The school representative will have final
authority for student selections.