James W. Mold, MD, MPH; Larry A. Green, MD; George E. Fryer, PhD
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Mold J., Green L., Fryer G.; General Internists and Family Physicians: Partners in Geriatric Medicine?. Ann Intern Med. 2003;139:594-596. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-139-7-200310070-00013
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2003;139(7):594-596.
The articles in the supplement to this issue of Annals(1-4) reveal internal medicine as a discipline committed to geriatric medicine. Internal medicine is not alone. Family physicians, who provide more office-based visits than any other specialty in the United States, are also taking steps to ensure adequate training in geriatrics.
Our discipline published its own alert in Family Medicine in 1995. In this position paper, the Group on Geriatric Education of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) offered specific suggestions for enhancing undergraduate medical education, residency training, faculty development, and continuing professional education (5). A subsequent series of articles in the same journal outlined recommendations from a series of retreats for family medicine residency directors (6), an update to the 1995 report from the STFM Group on Geriatric Education (7), a report of a national survey on the current status of family medicine residency education in geriatric medicine (8), and a critical commentary on recent changes in the language of the Family Medicine Residency Review requirements for geriatric education (9).
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