NMGEC Geriatric Certificate Program Resumes

The New Mexico Geriatric Education Center (NMGEC) announces that the Interdisciplinary Geriatric Certificate Program (40 credit hours) will resume this year with four Saturday sessions. The first session will start March 29, with following sessions on July 12, September 27 and November 15.

The Interdisciplinary Geriatric Certificate Program is for all health care professions with an interest in Geriatrics. The certificate requires 20 hours of core courses in geriatrics and 20 hours of elective courses/workshops to complete the program.

Four sessions of core courses (20 hrs) will be offered in spring and fall 2008 and will repeat each year with CME and CEUs available. Registration fee for all four sessions is $200. If sessions are missed for 2008, sessions can be attended in 2009.

The NMGEC provides geriatric education and training to health care professionals including providers in Tribal and Indian Health Service clinics. NMGEC education and training programs strive to foster an appreciation of the richness of Indian culture and traditions, and an awareness of the use of traditional healing practices.

In the past five years, the NMGEC has trained over 3,800 interdisciplinary health care professionals and paraprofessionals on elder care in culturally appropriate geriatric educational workshops, trainings and collaborations.

To download application to attend this year’s Certificate Program, please visit the NMGEC website athttp://hsc.unm.edu/som/fcm/gecor call. For more information on upcoming NMGEC events and projects, visit the website or call us at 505-272-4934.

Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322

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