Aging, the Medical Subspecialties, and Career Development: Where We Were, Where We Are Going.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Historically, the medical subspecialties have not focused on the needs of older adults. This has changed with the implementation of initiatives to integrate geriatrics and aging research into the medical and surgical subspecialties and with the establishment of a home for internal medicine specialists within the annual American Geriatrics Society (AGS) meeting. With the support of AGS, other professional societies, philanthropies, and federal agencies, efforts to integrate geriatrics into the medical and surgical subspecialties have focused largely on training the next generation of physicians and researchers. They have engaged several subspecialties, which have followed parallel paths in integrating geriatrics and aging research. As a result of these combined efforts, there has been enormous progress in the integration of geriatrics and aging research into the medical and surgical subspecialties, and topics once considered to be geriatric concerns are becoming mainstream in medicine, but this integration remains a work in progress and will need to adapt to changes associated with healthcare reform.

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Cited Authors

  • Hurria, A; High, KP; Mody, L; McFarland Horne, F; Escobedo, M; Halter, J; Hazzard, W; Schmader, K; Klepin, H; Lee, S; Makris, UE; Rich, MW; Rogers, S; Wiggins, J; Watman, R; Choi, J; Lundebjerg, N; Zieman, S

Published Date

  • April 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 65 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 680 - 687

PubMed ID

  • 28092400

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28092400

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-5415

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/jgs.14708


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States