European postgraduate curriculum in geriatric medicine developed using an international modified Delphi technique
Nele Van Den Noortgate
Marianne van Iersel
Anette Hylen Ranhoff
Gabriel Ioan Prada
Jesus Mateos del Nozal
Anne W . Ekdahl
PAUL KNIGHT PAUL.KNIGHT@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
ADAM GORDON Adam.Gordon@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of The Care of Older People
The European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS-GMS) recommendations for training in Geriatric Medicine were published in 1993. The practice of Geriatric Medicine has developed considerably since then and it has therefore become necessary to update these recommendations.
Under the auspices of the UEMS-GMS, the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EuGMS) and the European Academy of Medicine of Ageing (EAMA), a group of experts, representing all member states of the respective bodies developed a new framework for education and training of specialists in Geriatric Medicine using a modified Delphi technique. 32 expert panel members from 30 different countries participated in the process comprising three Delphi rounds for consensus. The process was led by five facilitators.
The final recommendations include four different domains: “General Considerations” on the structure and aim of the syllabus as well as quality indicators for training (6 sub-items), “Knowledge in patient care” (36 sub-items), “Additional Skills and Attitude required for a Geriatrician” (9 sub-items) and a domain on “Assessment of postgraduate education: which items are important for the transnational comparison process” (1 item).
The current publication describes the development of the new recommendations endorsed by UEMS-GMS, EuGMS and EAMA as minimum training requirements to become a geriatrician at specialist level in EU member states.
Roller-Wirnsberger, R., Masud, T., Vassallo, M., Zöbl, M., Reiter, R., Van Den Noortgate, N., …Singler, K. (2019). European postgraduate curriculum in geriatric medicine developed using an international modified Delphi technique. Age and Ageing, 48(2), 291-299. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afy173
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Sep 21, 2018|
|Online Publication Date||Nov 13, 2018|
|Publication Date||Mar 1, 2019|
|Deposit Date||Dec 12, 2018|
|Publicly Available Date||Nov 14, 2019|
|Journal||Age and Ageing|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press (OUP)|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Ageing; Geriatrics and Gerontology; General Medicine|
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