Preliminary report from the Kansas Hartford Geriatrics Project: a model of community university collaboration in geriatric medicine faculty development.J Am Geriatr Soc. 2000 Nov; 48(11):1513-8.JA
This paper describes the development, implementation, and participant satisfaction of a faculty development program for community-based clinician educators with competencies in geriatric medicine.
One group, ongoing trial.
University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas.
Family physicians and general internists from throughout the state of Kansas (n = 30).
This is an integrated faculty development curriculum of clinical geriatrics and educational process offered in nine sessions over 3 years.
Project retention, session attendance, and participant satisfaction are the measures of program success.
Project retention at 18 months, the midpoint of this project, has been 87%, with 91% of the retained participants attending all of the sessions to date. More than 95% of the participants have rated each of the first five sessions as highly satisfactory or excellent in meeting their needs as a clinician educator. Satisfaction for on-site and interactive televideo participation has been equally high.
Our preliminary results indicate the Kansas Hartford Geriatrics Project model of community-university collaboration in geriatric faculty development is successful in recruitment and satisfaction of participants. The curriculum is highly attractive and rewarding to faculty. Interactive televideo provides a successful innovation in aging-oriented faculty development.