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Aquifer Geriatrics, the American Geriatrics Society National Online Curriculum for Medical and Health Professions Students, attended the AGS Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, Florida on May 3-5, 2018. Aquifer (formerly MedU) welcomed web-GEMs to our library of courses in 2017. We’re proud to continue offering this course—now known as Aquifer Geriatrics. Our activities at the meeting included:

Aquifer in the AGS Marketplace

The Aquifer Geriatrics Course Board and Aquifer staff answered questions, shared the latest news, and provided details on our courses and learning management system.

Congratulations Amit Shah, MD, FACP, AGSF

Aquifer is proud to share that Amit Shah, MD, FACP, AGSF, of the Aquifer Geriatrics Course Board, recieved the American Geriatrics Society Outstanding Mid-Career Clinician Educator of the Year Award. Dr. Shah was chosen as this year’s winner for his work as an inspiring mentor, attentive clinician, and innovative work developing web-GEMs (now Aquifer Geriatrics). Learn more…


The New AGS National Online Curriculum: Aquifer Geriatrics

Innovative Ways to be a Quicker, Better Geriatrics Educator for all Learners

Saturday, May 5: 10:30am – 11:30am
Room: Asia 1
CME/CE Credit: 1.0
Sponsored by the Education Committee and the Teachers Section

Learning Objectives:
Describe the AGS/ADGAP national curriculum (Aquifer Geriatrics) and how it helps to achieve proficiency in the AAMC/Hartford Minimum Geriatric Competencies; Match the use of Aquifer Geriatrics to best accomplish learning objectives for educational/training programs of multiple disciplines and levels in medical education (NP, PA, PharmD, and Physician training including medical school, residency, and fellowship programs); Describe innovative teaching methods that can be incorporated with Aquifer Geriatrics and other online curricula including:

  • Using Aquifer Geriatrics and Other Curricula Across Multiple Disciplines for Flipped Learning
  • Use of Aquifer Geriatrics and Other Curricula for Team-Based Learning
  • Teaching How to Teach with Aquifer Geriatrics: The Flipped Classroom
  • Use of Aquifer Geriatrics for a Geriatrics “Bootcamp”

Kathryn E. Callahan, MD, MS; Mandi Sehgal, MD; Ravishankar Ramaswamy, MD, AGSF; Quratulain Syed, MD; Chandrika Kumar, MD, FACP; Amit A. Shah, MD


Tools for Assessment in the Era of Competency-based Education

Improving Care for Older Adults

Friday, May 4: 10:00am – 11:00am
Room: N. Hemisphere A3/4

Moderator: Paul Eleazer, MD

Competency-based training and assessment, assessing learners for competency in the ‘Little G’ Geriatrics, and fellows in the ‘Big G’ Geriatrics.

Aquifer Geriatrics Course Board

  • Senior Director: Rosanne Leipzig, MD, PhD (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
  • Editor-in-Chief: Kate Callahan, MD (Wake Forest School of Medicine)
  • Teaching and Learning Leads:
    • Mandi Sehgal, MD (Florida Atlantic University)
    • Paul Eleazer, MD (University of Utah)
  • Assessment Lead: Ravishankar Ramaswamy, MD (Icahn School of Medicine at Mt.Sinai)
  • Associate Editors:
    • Lauren Gleason, MD (University of Chicago)
    • Chandrika Kumar, MD (Yale University)
    • Laura Perry, MD (University of California, San Francisco)
    • Becky Powers, MD (University of Texas)
    • Amit Shah, MD (Mayo Clinic, Phoenix)
    • Quratulain Syed, MD (Emory University)