GAIT: Geriatric Assessment Interdisciplinary Team

GAIT_1Geriatric Assessment Interdisciplinary Team (GAIT) training workshops emphasize the value of an interdisciplinary team approach to the assessment and treatment of older adults.  Students participate in one or two-day workshops at selected facilities on the Eastern Shore.

What to expect?

  • Team Building with other healthcare students
  • Aging Simulation Exercises
  • Medications and the Elderly presented by a guest pharmacist
  • Focus topic lecture presented by a guest speaker (past topics include dementia, fall risks, hospice care, diabetes)
  • Observe Host Site Interdisciplinary Team Meeting
  • Patient Assessments and Interviews in small Interdisciplinary Teams
  • Team Treatment Planning to develop an Interdisciplinary Care Plan
  • Patient Presentations by each Interdisciplinary Team

Aging Simulation Training

GAIT is funded by grants through the Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research (GGEAR) program at the University of Maryland Baltimore and the Johns Hopkins Geriatric Education Center Consortium (GECC).

Note: Training materials, hotel accommodations and meals are provided at no cost to healthcare students from the University of Maryland  System and Eastern Shore community colleges. Travel stipends are also provided.