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By Harvey L. Sterns, Marie A. Bernard

This quantity addresses the intense have to teach team of workers in any respect degrees in gerontology and geriatric drugs and within the layout and supply of overall healthiness and social prone. The old improvement of gerontology and geriatric medication and schooling concerns are rigorously thought of with thoughts for curriculum layout. The authors provide cutting-edge discussions on either gerontology and geriatrics, with implications for destiny learn. The chapters, written by means of seminal figures within the box, tackle the serious want for good knowledgeable school and different pros to: train new and latest school and different execs, train researches to speed up clinical wisdom, supply classes for all scholars that deal with life-span/life/cycle improvement and similar fabrics, offer self-discipline particular classes on getting older, and lots more and plenty extra.

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The Challenges to the Continued Health of Geriatrics in the United States 29 The growth of geriatrics has been strongly influenced by fiscal support from a number of philanthropic agencies. The first of these was the Josiah Macy, Jr. org) in the 1930s and 1940s. Since the early 1980s, the John A. Hartford Foundation (http://www. org) has supported geriatrics by the funding of Centers of Excellence and by providing direct support for medical students doing research in geriatrics. They have also funded interdisciplinary care curriculum development with a focus on nursing and social workers.

Geriatric/gerontology education was part of all 4 years of my medical education. 1 (continued) '06 '07 0 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 The Challenges to the Continued Health of Geriatrics in the United States 35 that most programs have limited access to the medical student curriculum (ADGAP, 2002). Moreover, schools are recognizing the need for geriatric medicine, and the time dedicated to geriatrics in the curriculum has increased, but student perception is that their exposure to geriatrics is limited despite this fact (Eleazer, Doshi, Wieland, Boland, & Hirth, 2005).

Evans, W. J. 08 30 29 22 30 31 27 29 28 27 22 28 31 31 20 26 31 28 17 30 23 26 22 27 27 24 23 22 29 23 19 26 27 a Average number of citations per paper. bThe h-index is the number of papers a scientist has published that have been cited at least the same number of times. 40 ANNUAL REVIEW OF GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRICS FUTURE HISTORY The predictions for the future of geriatrics must be based on the past, though quixotic occurrences can produce extraordinarily different outcomes from those predicted.

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