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Geriatric medicine training in UK undergraduate medical schools

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 November 2006

Lisa Bartram
Affiliation:
University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Adrian McGrath
Affiliation:
University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Peter Crome
Affiliation:
Keele University Medical School, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Ilana Crome
Affiliation:
Keele University Medical School, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Oliver J Corrado
Affiliation:
Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK
Stephen Allen
Affiliation:
Royal Bournemouth Hospital and University of Bournemouth, Bournemouth, UK

Abstract

It is generally accepted that the study of human aging and the health-care needs of older people should form part of the undergraduate medical curriculum. This view was supported by policy documents from the World Health Organization, the Royal College of Physicians of London and the General Medical Council. Surveys in the 1980s showed that geriatric medicine was being taught in almost all medical schools, most commonly by a compulsory attachment to a hospital-based department of geriatric medicine.

Type
Education and Training
Copyright
2006 Cambridge University Press

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