Funding for this program is provided by the UCSF Academic Geriatric Resource Center and Health Resources and Services Administration/Bureau of Health Professions (HRSA/BHPr) Grant Number UB4HP19046
Develop your expertise to teach the next generation of health professionals about best practices in the care of older adults and enhance your ability to lead the way in education, practice and health systems change.
8 full-day sessions featuring a dynamic, interactive curriculum taught by faculty experts that includes clinical content, education skills, and strategies for leading change (60 hours of CME/CE credits available).
Sept 28: Transforming Education & Practice: Understanding the Older Patient
Oct 26: Assessing Function and Cognition in Older Adults: It Takes a Village
Dec 7: Chronic Conditions, Medications, & Older Adults: Balancing Evidence & Patient-centered Care
Jan 25: Communication with Older Patients & their Caregivers: A Foundation for Quality
Feb 22: Managing Care Across the Continuum of Settings: Navigating the "Un-system
Mar 22: Developing Champions for the Aging Century: Skills for Success & Leading for Change
Apr 26: Quality of Life at the Crossroads: End of Life, Palliative Care & Hospice
May 31: Pulling It All Together: Next Steps to Transform Education, Practice, Health Systems, and Your Career
Additional course content (for a total of 160 hours) includes:
• Development of an education and/or practice improvement project
• Individual mentoring/career guidance by core faculty
• Self-study readings & web-based modules tailored to individual interests
• Participation in other organized CE activities including professional conferences
This course is sponsored by the Health Resources Service Agency to address the workforce shortage of health professionals able to provide high quality, evidence-based care to older adults. There is no fee for the learner.
Continuing Education Credits (60) for a variety of disciplines, including medicine, are available for a fee of $75. Continental breakfast will be provided for the Friday sessions. Lunch will be on your own. The View Café is located on the second floor; Laurel Heights Village, located across the street, has a variety of options.
The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
UCSF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 60 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Geriatric Medicine: The approved credits include 60AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ towards meeting the requirement under California Assembly Bill 1820 Geriatric Medicine.
Psychology: This educational activity is recognized by the California Board of Psychology as meeting the continuing education requirements toward license renewal for California psychologists.
Pharmacy: The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Nursing: for the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.
MFT’s and/or LCSW’s: This course meets the qualifications on an hour-for-hour basis of continuing education credit for MFT’s and/or LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Approval No.PCE 1272.
Louise Aronson, MD, MFA, Course Co-Chair, Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Director, Northern California Geriatric Education Center
Lynda A. Mackin, PhD, ANP-BC, CNS, GNP-BC, Course Co-Chair, Associate Clinical Professor, Co-Director, UCSF Gerontological Advanced Practice Nursing Program
Cristina Flores, PhD, RN, Director of Health Services Research, Institute on Aging
Susan Hyde, DDS, MPH, PhD, Course Assosicate Chair, Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry, UCSF, Dept. of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences
Kirby Lee, PharmD, Course Assosicate Chair, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, UCSF School of Pharmacy
Guy Micco, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program Health/Medical Services, University of California, Berkeley
Nancy Nkansah, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Director-UCSF Medication Management Services, University of California, San Francisco, UCSF Fresno Pharmacy Education Program
Desi Owens, MS, MSW, LCSW, Course Assosicate Chair, Campus Planner/Academic Coordinator Academic, Geriatric Resource Center UC Berkeley
Adriana Padilla, MD, UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program, Family and Community Medicine, Clinical Professor, Community Medical Providers
Stephanie Rennke, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine
Dean Schillinger MD, UCSF Professor of Medicine in Residence, Director, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital, Chief, California Diabetes Program, California Department of Public Health
Karyn Skultety, PhD, Director of Clinical and Community Services, Institute on Aging
Margaret I. Wallhagen, PhD, GNP-BC, AGSF, FAAN, Professor, UCSF Department of Physiological Nursing; Director, UCSF/John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence
1. Who is the target audience for this course?
The target audience for this course is health professionals in multiple disciplines
who have some formal responsibility for teaching others (either in a classroom or
clinical setting). Disciplines include medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry,
clinical psychology, social work, optometry, podiatry, physical therapy,
occupational therapy, speech therapy and public health.
2. What do you mean by “health professional”
“Health professional” is defined as an individual who has received an associate
degree, a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, a doctoral degree, or postbaccalaureate
training in a field relating to health care, and who shares in the
responsibility for the delivery of health care services or related services.
3. What do you mean by faculty?
“Faculty” is defined as health professionals with a structured teaching role, either
full-time or part-time and who teach curriculum (knowledge, skills and attitudes
needed for practice) to health professional learners at any level, including
continuing education. Teaching can be done in a traditional classroom
environment or in a clinical setting.
4. Do you have to work at UCSF to participate in this course?
No, all faculty or health professionals with a teaching role can participate.
5. I do not have a teaching role, can I still apply?
Due to the teaching focus of this course, applicants should have a teaching role
either in the classroom or in a clinical setting.
6. It may be difficult for me to attend all of the sessions. Is this OK?
Participants are expected to plan on attending all of the in-person sessions. The
curriculum is designed as a whole and each session builds on previous knowledge
and skills in geriatrics, teaching and leadership. We understand for solo
practitioners or others with similar responsibilities this may be difficult but it is
essential for development of group relationships and for achievement of the
course’s learning objectives. All participants will be asked to request support from
their supervisor to attend the 8 Friday sessions (if applicable).
7. I would like to sit in on one or two sessions. Is this OK?
Because space is limited and we will be working with the group of faculty over
the course of a year, it will not work to have individuals sit in since this may
disrupt the cohesion of the group.