It is with great pleasure that the UAMS Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC) announces its 2021-2022 selection for the Geriatric Student Scholars program: Erica Dewey (Doctor of Medicine student), Anna Harrison (Speech-Language Pathology Masters student), Tenia Marshall (Bachelor of Science in Nursing student), and Gale Menotti (Doctorate of Pharmacy student).
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 distancing and health protocols. We are encouraging 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 2021-2022 Student Scholar page. We look forward to an exciting year with our Geriatric Student Scholars!