Fall 2020 Newsletter
By Whitney Thomasson, MAP
UAMS Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative
It is with great pleasure that the UAMS Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC) announces its 2021 selection for the Geriatric Student Scholars program: Anusha Majagi (Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health student), Kristin Price (Doctorate of Pharmacy student), Harper Purifoy (Master of Public Health student), Ellie Reaves (Bachelor of Science in Nursing student), and Kashti Shah (Hendrix College Pre-Medical undergraduate).
The purpose of the Student Scholars program is to increase health professions students’ interest in and exposure to older adults, to improve knowledge of older adult health issues and the specialized care they need, and to promote interprofessional collaboration among health professions students. Throughout the program, the scholars are required to attend a minimum number of academic and community programs focused on older adults, and write reflections on their experiences. The scholars will also work collaboratively on a team project this spring, which will focus on a current geriatric-related issue.
We at AGEC are proud to support our third annual cohort of geriatric scholars. While keeping academic and community program participation at the center of the student experience, we have made modifications to this year’s program to allow for proper social distancing measures. We are encouraging all team meetings to take place virtually, along with providing numerous opportunities to participate in online community and academic programs to satisfy program requirements.
To read more about our scholar selection, please visit our 2021 Student Scholar page. We look forward to an exciting 2021 with our Geriatric Student Scholars!