Education Programs

University of Utah Comprehensive Program to Strengthen Physicians' Training in Geriatrics Funded by the D.W. Reynolds Foundation

The University of Utah has recently reconfigured and expanded its Center on Aging. The University now proposes this educational program that will impact geriatrics training for all students in its School of Medicine, primary care Internal Medicine and Family Medicine residents and faculty, and primary care physicians across the state of Utah and the surrounding region along two specific themes. 

First, the team of a medical student or resident and a non-geriatrician (hospitalist, General Internal Medicine, or Family Medicine) preceptor will function as the target of educational programs. Faculty development for these preceptors is an important component as is required geriatrics content for medical students that will be integrated into all four years of the curriculum and tracked using an individualized portfolio system. 

Second, geriatrics education will be delivered to practicing physicians in the context of developing a quality improvement program for their practices. More than 100 primary care providers from across the state from University of Utah-affiliated Community Clinics, VA-affiliated Community Based Outpatient Clinics, and the Intermountain Healthcare group will receive this educational program focused on incorporating principles of geriatric assessment into primary care practice. 

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Membership in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute means you join a dynamic community of adults over 50 years of age who understand that life is enhanced through learning. The program offers a rich and evolving array of courses. Our instructors are distinguished emeritus faculty, scholars, and experts from the community. Not only will you make discoveries that may change your life, but you'll meet many a like-minded friend. Most classes take place in Ft. Douglas where reserved parking is provided for our members.

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