Level of Comfort in Evaluating Older Patients Amongst Medical Students and Emergency Medicine Residents

Volume 3 | Issue 1 | Article 5 - Original Research

Lily L. Berrin, BA, Phraewa Thatphet, MD, Anita N. Chary, MD, PhD, Surriya C. Ahmad, MD, Don Melady, MD, Shan W. Liu, MD, SD
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As the population ages, emergency physicians must be better equipped to manage the complex needs of older patients. While geriatric core competencies have been developed for medical students and emergency medicine (EM) residents, little work has been done to evaluate EM trainees’ comfort with these competencies, or their interest in and barriers to learning more about Geriatric Emergency Medicine (GEM).

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