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.
Apply to Become a Geriatric Student Scholar
- Any 2nd to 4th year students from the College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, College of Public Health, or College of Health Professions may apply
- Up to Five Students selected for 2023-2024
- Participation in four required geriatric-related activities
- Interprofessional Team Project presented at the end of the spring semester
- $1,500 Stipend provided at the end of the spring 2024 semester upon completion of all learning experiences
Please download and complete the following application: 2023-24 Geriatric Student Scholar Application
Please submit your application materials to Dr. Robin McAtee at McAteeRobinE@UAMS.edu no later than September 15, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. You may also email Dr. Robin McAtee with any questions you may have about the program. Awards will be announced by September 29th, and the program will start October 9th, 2023. An orientation will be held to meet your fellow scholars and to discuss the requirements.
Meet Our Previous Year’s Scholars
- 2023-2024 Student Scholars
- 2022-2023 Student Scholars
- 2021-2022 Student Scholars
- 2020-2021 Student Scholars
The UAMS Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC) is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program under grant #U1QHP28723.