Competencies required for the practice of geriatric medicine as a consultant physician

R. A. Fox, A. M. Clarfield, D. B. Hogan

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Abstract

Geriatric medicine in Canada is now being viewed not merely as an academic specialty but, rather, more broadly as a service specialty providing consulting support to other physicians. Any redesigning of training programs will have to be done with this fact in mind. We drew up a list of competencies required for consultant practice in the field and presented them to other practitioners of geriatric medicine and members of the Canadian Society of Geriatric Medicine for feedback. We believe that the resulting list of competencies can be used as a starting point for redesigning training programs in geriatric medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1045-1048
Number of pages4
JournalCMAJ
Volume141
Issue number10
StatePublished - 12 Dec 1989
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine (all)

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