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Geriatrics and Gerontology: Imperatives in Education and Training

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National Institute on Aging; Bethesda, Maryland

Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(3):432-435. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-104-3-432
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Within a few years the health care needs of older persons will dominate the field of medicine. Our success in responding to this situation will depend on our ability to develop a greater number of teachers and investigators in the emerging disciplines of geriatrics and gerontology. The need for more persons trained in these fields has been highlighted in studies and reports by the Institute of Medicine (1) and the American Association of Medical Colleges (2). More recently, the New York Academy of Medicine devoted its 11th Symposium on Medical Education to "the geriatric medical education imperative (3)" and adopted


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