It is with great pleasure that the Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC) announces its 2019 selection for the Geriatric Student Scholars program – Samantha Pennington, a third-year College of Pharmacy student; Taylor Bennett, a third-year College of Medicine student, Holly Bennett, a second-year College of Health Professions student and Larreasha Adams from the College of Nursing Adult-Geriatric Primary Care Program.
The purpose of the Student Scholars program (sponsored by AGEC) is to increase health professions students’ interest and exposure to older adults, to improve knowledge of older adults and the specialized care they need and to promote interprofessional collaboration among health professions students.
We are so excited to announce the Geriatric Student Scholars for FY 2019 to support emerging health professionals education and participation surrounding specialized needs for older adults, and to foster interprofessional collaboration in academic and clinical geriatrics. The goal of the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) is to enhance the quality of health care for elderly Arkansans through research, education and training. The Geriatric Student Scholars program is an excellent way to achieve this goal and mentor future healthcare team members. – AGEC Director, Robin McAtee, Ph.D., RN., FACHE
UAMS’ Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative is a program of the University Of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Department of Geriatrics. The collaborative is funded by a Health Resources and Services Administration grant of $3.2 million for a Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program.