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Implementing Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) in the Care of Older Adults: Overcoming Barriers and Promoting Facilitators

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Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging, University of Louisville, 300 E. Market Street, Suite 200, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
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Geriatrics, University of Louisville, 1941 Bishop Ln, Suite 900, Louisville, KY 40218, USA
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Division of General Internal Medicine, Palliative Medicine and Medical Education, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Louisville, 550 South Jackson St, 3rd Fl, Ste A3K00, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
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School of Medicine, University of Louisville, Abell Administration Bldg, 323 East Chestnut St., Louisville, KY 40202, USA
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Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 800 Zorn Ave., Louisville, KY 40206, USA
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Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville, Oppenheimer Hall, 2217 S. Third St., Louisville, KY 40292, USA
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Geriatrics 2018, 3(4), 62; https://doi.org/10.3390/geriatrics3040062
Received: 5 August 2018 / Revised: 14 September 2018 / Accepted: 17 September 2018 / Published: 26 September 2018
The Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) in the Care of Older Adults curriculum was developed at Boston University School of Medicine to improve the care of older adults through an educational intervention. The curriculum targeted chief residents (CRs) because their role as mediators between learners and faculty provides the greatest potential impact for transmitting knowledge. The goals of CRIT are to: (1) provide education on geriatric principles and on teaching/leadership skills, (2) foster interdisciplinary collaboration, and (3) complete an action project. This study demonstrates successful implementation of CRIT at a different academic institution in a rural state. The CRs indicated that their confidence in their ability to apply and teach geriatrics improved after CRIT. In addition, the CRs indicated that CRIT improved their confidence in their overall skills as CRs. The barriers and facilitators to implementation are addressed in order to promote successful adoption of CRIT at other institutions, including those in rural states. View Full-Text
Keywords: geriatrics; curriculum; older adults; interprofessional education; curricular innovations; geriatrics curriculum geriatrics; curriculum; older adults; interprofessional education; curricular innovations; geriatrics curriculum
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Furman, C.D.; Wagner, L.; Gomes, J.; Gopalraj, R.; Parker, B.F.; Morton, L.; Antimisiaris, D.; Neamtu, D.; Masroor, S.; Martin-Galijatovic, R.; Cotton, S.; Shaw, M.A. Implementing Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) in the Care of Older Adults: Overcoming Barriers and Promoting Facilitators. Geriatrics 2018, 3, 62.

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