Geriatrics educational outreach: A tale of three GRECCS

Elizabeth Clark, James T. Fitzgerald, Jennifer Griffith, Charlene Weir

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Current geriatrics workforce projections indicate that clinicians who care for adults will need basic geriatrics knowledge and skills to address the geriatric syndromes and issues that limit functional independence and complicate medical management. This is most evident for the clinicians caring for veterans in the Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics nationwide. Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Centers (GRECCs), whose staff are geriatric-content experts, have developed a number of programs to tackle this daunting educational task. This article introduces three different programs designed and implemented by GRECCs to train currently practicing health care providers in the Veterans Health Administration medical clinics. It also describes the successes and lessons learned from these three programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-106
Number of pages14
JournalGerontology and Geriatrics Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • AGE QI
  • CME
  • Community-based outpatient clinics
  • Continuing professional education
  • Geriatrics
  • Primary care providers
  • Veterans Administration
  • Veterans Affairs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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