The purpose of the Geriatric Student Scholars program (sponsored by AGEC) is to increase health professions students’ interest and exposure to older adults, improve knowledge of older adults and the specialized care they need, and to promote interprofessional collaboration among health professions students. The scholar program’s aim is to support emerging healthcare 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.
To read about our previous year’s scholars, click here.
The UAMS Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC) is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program under grant #U1QHP28723.