Alex W Costley

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As educational competencies in gerontology continue to evolve, skills-based competencies (from beginner to expert level) endure as the hallmarks of the field. This study explored the impact of exposure to "active learning" modules for the practice of professional geriatric care management (GCM) on beginning gerontology students and their ability to acquire(More)
Although there is a critical need to prepare physicians to care for the growing population of older adults, many academic medical centers lack the geriatric-trained faculty and dedicated resources needed to support comprehensive residency training programs in geriatrics. Because of this challenge at Columbia University, the Columbia Cooperative Aging(More)
To the Editor: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Geriatrics Society argue that comprehensive geriatric training should occur as soon, and as often, as possible in medical education. However, opportunities and resources for this training can vary, and first-year residents can arrive with a variety of previous(More)
BACKGROUND Cultural competency and narrative medicine are perspectives that assist medical educators in teaching effective, empathetic communication and service delivery to a variety of patients. PURPOSE/METHODS In this article, we describe a unique educational activity at the crossroads of these perspectives in which pediatric residents participated in a(More)
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