The Wisconsin Update in Geriatric Medicine and Board Review Course is an in-depth, knowledge-based review of the field of Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Psychiatry. It is designed for all providers who care for older adults: physicians, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, dieticians, and social workers who wish to provide better care for their patients. Physicians and other clinicians planning to sit for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Examination in Geriatric Medicine (or Re-certification) or comparable examinations for other health disciplines will also benefit from the course, which is jointly provided by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Division of Geriatrics and Gerontologyand the Medical College of Wisconsin Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology.
The course offers several different track options: Pharmacy track for pharmacists and pharmacy students, social work track for social workers and social work students, board certification/recertification for MDs that plan on taking the boards, and the option to create your own track for all others.
During the course, participants learn about principles of aging; the clinical approach to the geriatric patient; major syndromes such as dementia, incontinence, falls and metabolic bone disease;
organ-specific diseases that have special import for the geriatric patient; and clinical pearls regarding care for the geriatric population.
This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant U1QHP28712 (Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program). The content contained here in are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
The 2015 Wisconsin Update in Geriatric Medicine was held September 17-20 in Delavan, WI. Contact us if you have questions regarding continuing education credit or to be added to our mailing list for updates on the 2017 course.