Geriatric Competencies


Partnership for Health in Aging / American Geriatrics Society
Multidisciplinary Competencies in the Care of Older Adults at the Completion of the Entry-level Health Professional Degree (2010)


Association of American Medical Colleges
Minimum Geriatric Competencies for Medical Students (2009)


National League for Nursing
Core Competencies of Nurse Educators with Task Statements (2005)

American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Hartford Geriatric Nursing Initiative
Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist Competencies for Older Adult Care (2004)

American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
Older Adults: Recommended Baccalaureate Competencies & Curricular Guidelines for Geriatric Nursing Care (2000)


American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
Geriatric Pharmacy Curriculum Guide (2nd edition, 2007)


American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
Geriatric Core Competencies for General Psychiatry Residents (2005)


The Pikes Peak Model Competencies: Attitude, Knowledge, and Skill Competencies for Practice in Professional Geropsychology (2009)

Social Work

Hartford Partnership Program in Aging Education, Council on Social Work Education, & National Center for Gerontological Social Work Education
Geriatric Social Work Competency Scale II with Life-long Learning in Relationship to Leadership Skills (2009)

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National Geriatric Resources

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Wisconsin Geriatric Resources

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Recent Publications by WGEC Partners

Allen, B.P., Agha, Z., Duthie, E.H., & Layde, P.M. (2004). Minor depression and rehabilitation outcome for older adults in subacute care. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 31(2), 189-198.

Duthie, E.H. (2004). Population aging: A clinician's view. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, 59(6), M601-M602.

Eleazer, G.P., Stewart, T.J., Wieland, G.D., Anderson, M.B., & Simpson, D. (2009). The national evaluation of senior mentor programs: Older adults in medical education. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 57(2), 321-326.

Helms, A., Denson, K., Brown, D., & Simpson, D. (2009). One specialty at a time: Achieving competency in geriatrics through an e-learning neurology clerkship module. Academic Medicine, 84(10), S67-S69.

Kind, A.J.H., Smith, M.A., Frytak, J.R., & Finch, M.D. (2007). Bouncing back: Patterns and predictors of complicated transitions 30 days after hospitalization for acute ischemic stroke. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 55(3), 365-373.

Leipzig, R.M., Granville, L., Simpson, D., Anderson, M.B., Sauvigne, K., & Soriano, R.P. (2009). Keeping granny safe on July 1: A consensus on minimum geriatrics competencies for graduating medical studentsAcademic Medicine, 84(5), 604-610.

Malone, M.L., Vollbrecht, M., Stephenson, J., Burke, L., Pagel, P., & Goodwin, J.S. (2010). Acute care for elders (ACE) tracker and e-geriatrician: Methods to disseminate ACE concepts to hospitals with no geriatricians on staff. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(1), 161-167.

Ries, M.L., Carlsson, C.M., Rowley, H.A., Sager, M.A., Gleason, C.E., Asthana, S., & Johnson, S.C. (2008). Magnetic resonance imaging characterization of brain structure and function in mild cognitive impairment: A review. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 56(5), 920-934.

Simpson, D., (2006). Objective structured video examination (OSVE) toolkit for teaching and assessing the ACGME competencies. MedEdPORTAL:

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