IPRO is co-sponsoring an interdisciplinary educational program aimed at enhancing specialized training in geriatrics and geriatric mental health across the State of New York. With funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, the Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers is supporting a 40-hour certificate program for healthcare professionals as well as a 160-hour program to train faculty. Physicians participating in the certificate program receive CME credit through the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Online learning for nurses seeking continuing education credits is available through the New York University College of Nursing.
Certification classes will take place from October 2013 to June 2014 in downstate locations (Bronx, Long Island, Manhattan, and New Rochelle) and upstate locations (Binghamton, Cooperstown, Montrose and Utica). Trainings use an evidence-based curriculum that emphasizes geriatrics in multiple settings, including nursing homes, chronic and acute disease hospitals, ambulatory care centers and senior centers. To learn more about the programs, visit the Consortium’s website at www.nygec.org.