Geriatric Education and Training Programs

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As part of the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, funded by a Health Resources and Services Administration grant awarded to Dr. Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki in 2015, the Geriatric Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering established the Geriatric Resource Interprofessional Program (GRIP).

Our GRIP team includes MSK specialists in occupational and physical therapy, pharmacy, nutrition, medicine, nursing, social work, psychiatry, and immigrant health, along with GRIP’s outside partners. These community-based organizations serve older adults in culturally diverse and medically underserved areas, providing outreach at senior centers, places of worship, and libraries. They are experts on the communities they serve. The GRIP team’s mission is to provide evidence-based and culturally responsive geriatric education to doctors, healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers, within both communities and academic institutions, where a significant percentage of older adults receive healthcare. The program focuses on geriatric education across the cancer journey.

Courses

Upcoming CME courses on geriatric medicine and geriatric oncology:

  • Interprofessional Two-Day Symposium offered: 
    September 10-11, 2020
    Title: Geriatric Oncology: Cognition and Communication
    Learn more

Online Modules

These high-quality online modules were developed by the GRIP team, for physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, and other health professionals who care for older adults with cancer:

Resources

To learn more about caring for older adults with cancer, consult these resources: