Welcome! This page houses tools and resources for VA Geriatric Scholars Program participants and alumni.
The VA Geriatric Scholars Program integrates geriatrics into primary care practices through tailored education for professional development. By providing continuing education and professional development on geriatric topics, inter-professional (e.g., physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, social workers, psychologists) educational experiences encourage innovation and creativity to promote function and independence in older adults. The program serves Veterans through its efforts to improve quality of care and improve access to health care providers who are knowledgeable about geriatric care. Formats include: intensive educational courses, clinical practicum training experiences, on-going coaching and mentoring opportunities and choices among self-directed learning activities. The Geriatric Scholars Program is an example of the VA’s commitment to providing high quality care to all Veterans.
For more information, please contact Luis Melendez at email@example.com.
Geriatric Scholars looking for program materials should also visit our Geriatric Scholars SharePoint site (from the VA network).
|Addressing Geriatric Mental Health: Supporting Veterans and Their Families
Recorded sessions of a live 4-part webinar series sponsored by EES and the VA Geriatrics Scholars Program in collaboration with the VA Palo Alto GRECC and Durham VA Health Care System Psychology Service
|Rural Interdisciplinary Team Training (RITT) - Webinar Series for Cognitive Aging and Dementia
|Recorded session of the 4-part webinar series designed to reinforce the information presented during the RITT Program, a component of the VA Geriatric Scholars Program
|Addressing Geriatric Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Webinar Series
|Archived recordings of the 4-part webinar series sponsored by the VA Geriatric Scholars Program and EES
|The VA Geriatric Scholars Program Toolkits page provides digital access to the hard copy toolkits distributed by the VA Geriatric Scholars Program
|Geriatric Scholars Publications
|List of peer reviewed publications, reports and presentations, by and about the VA Geriatric Scholars Program from 2010 to present
The Geriatric Scholars Program provides on-site and virtual training for primary care PACT teams in recognizing and assessing common geriatric syndromes and considering potential health and safety risks. The program is available as full-day or half-day options, accredited for 6.5 and 3.75 hours of CME/CEUs, respectively. For more information contact Josea.Kramer@va.gov at the Greater Los Angeles GRECC.
Dr. Kramer is the founder and director of the VA Geriatric Scholars Program since its inception in 2008. Dr. Kramer is the Associate Director for Education/Evaluation at the VA Greater L.A. GRECC, and a professor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.
Luis Melendez, MPA, MS
Luis Melendez has been the VA Geriatric Scholars Program Administrator since 2013. For questions, comments or concerns, contact Luis Melendez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shawn Clarke, BS
Shawn Clarke has been the VA Geriatric Scholars Program Coordinator since 2017.
The hubsite of the VA Geriatric Scholars Program is located at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System GRECC, in collaboration with the following GRECCs:
Baltimore * Bronx, NY (VISN 2 GRECC) * Durham * Gainesville * Little Rock * Madison * Miami * Palo Alto * Pittsburgh * Puget Sound * Rocky Mountain (Eastern Colorado GRECC) * Salt Lake City * San Antonio * Tennessee Valley