Geriatric Medicine Education in Europe and the United States

Antonio Cherubini, Philippe Huber, Jean Pierre Michel, Miguel A. Paniagua

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During the 20th century there was a remarkable increase of more than 30 years in life expectancy in developed countries. As a consequence of this fast process of aging of the population, a new category of patients has appeared, characterized not only by advanced age but also by the simultaneous occurrence of multimorbidity, disability and frailty. Although this scenario would require that all physicians receive an adequate education on how to provide health care to older patients, this is still not the case, both in the United States and in Europe, where undergraduate and postgraduate training in geriatrics is often heterogeneous and underdeveloped.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPathy's Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine: Fifth Edition
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780470683934
Publication statusPublished - Mar 12 2012


  • Europe
  • Geriatric education
  • Postgraduate education
  • Undergraduate education
  • Unites states

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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