The program is attended by incoming Chief Residents from both University and South Campus and includes 2 half day learning sessions, reception/dinner, and hotel accommodations. CRs and Faculty are encouraged to bring their families and are provided plenty of free-time for socializing. The program goals are to 1) teach aging issues for the hospitalized adult and 2) teach leadership and teaching skills. Additionally, an important part of the IP-CRIT program is the development of a Quality and Safety project in collaboration with other chief residents, residents, faculty and hospital quality and safety staff.
On one weekend each summer at a resort in Tucson, this training program joins incoming chief residents with nurses, pharmacists, social workers and others to learn the principals of clinical teaching and the importance of a working knowledge of geriatric care. Learning is paired with the importance of collaboration between and among disciplines/specialties as attendees are encouraged to bring their families and given free-time to get to know each other.
This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Arizona Geriatric Education Center Consortium (D31HP08838) grant. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.