Inter-Professional Team                        Geriatric Case Training

The Meharry Consortium Geriatric Education Center (MCGEC) will host more than 300 students and faculty from eight graduate and professional programs (six Nashville area campuses) for an Inter-Professional Team Geriatric Case Training on February 20, 2015. Due to inclement weather, teams have received instructions for holding "virtual" meetings. Meharry's campus is closed and there is no event on campus.

Medical students from Meharry, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) students from Tennessee State University, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students from Tennessee State University, PharmD students from Belmont and Lipscomb, Master of Social Work (MSW) students from the University of Tennessee and Tennessee State University, and Dietetic Interns from Vanderbilt and National HealthCare (NHC) will be pre-assigned to inter-disciplinary teams. The meeting will take place at the new Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education at Meharry Medical College.

During the team meetings, students will have the opportunity to enhance communication and teamwork skills while analyzing a geriatric case and developing a care plan. Each team will be assigned a student or recent graduate facilitator to welcome the team, monitor the process and lead a team reflection exercise mid-way through the meeting. One team will be selected to present during the closing session. The event will conclude with an interactive general session featuring the team presentation and a model care plan by an inter-professional faculty expert panel. Students will also have the opportunity to share reflections about their collaborative experiences.

Inter-professional team training is a primary focus of federally funded Geriatric Education Centers. The annual MCGEC Inter-Professional Team Geriatric Case Training ensures that health profession students develop skills for working in inter-professional teams and knowledge of person-centered geriatric care prior to entering the workforce. 

For more information, please call Carol Galvez Gutierrez at 615.327.6947.