Geriatric Assessment Interdisciplinary Team (GAIT)
GAIT is a project funded by the University System of Maryland Redeployment Grant System and is located in rural Maryland at the Western Maryland Area Health Education Center (Cumberland, Md.) and the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (Cambridge, Md.).
A series of two day rotations brings students from the six University of Maryland, Baltimore Schools, Towson University's Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Disorder Departments, Frostburg State University's Departments of Social Work and Psychology, and Salisbury State University's Department of Social Work. Students are introduced to the comprehensive geriatric assessment and the fundamentals of interprofessional collaboration through both didactic and clinical sessions.
A variety of sites are used throughout Baltimore, Maryland's Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland, and Western Maryland. Each site is chosen because it emphasizes the benefits of interprofessional collaboration in caring for frail older individuals.
Terri Socha, GAIT Coordinator, Western Maryland Area Health Education Center
Telephone: 301-777-9150 x 107 E-mail: email@example.com
Lisa Widmaier, GAIT Coordinator, Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center
Pre-registration is required.
To register for Eastern Shore programs, contact Lisa Widmaier, GAIT Coordinator
Telephone: 410-221-2600; FAX: 410-221-2605; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: Meals, materials and hotel are provided at no cost to eligible participants. A travel stipend also is provided for drivers.
Who can participate: The GAIT projects are funded by a University System of Maryland Redeployment Grant to the Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research (GGEAR) program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The Geriatric Assessment Interdisciplinary Team (GAIT) project is designed to provide a geriatric team training opportunity for students at:
Coppin State University (Nursing, Social Work)
Frostburg State University (Social Work and Psychology)
Towson University (Gerontology, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Physician Assistant, Nursing)
Salisbury State University (Nursing, Social Work and Psychology)
University of Maryland, Baltimore (Dentistry, Law, Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Social Work)
University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (Dietetic, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation Services)
Additional funding is provided by the Johns Hopkins Geriatric Education Center Consortium for Nursing students from Eastern Shore community colleges, College of Southern MD and for Nursing and Medicine students at Johns Hopkins University.
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