Creating Interprofessional Readiness for Complex & Aging Adults (CIRCAA)
This interprofessional curriculum is guided by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) competencies, as well as discipline-specific competencies, and the Hartford Foundation’s “4Ms” Framework for age-friendly health systems. The program aims to improve care for complex older patients by enhancing the capacity of clinicians and educators to affect patients, learners, and team members.
- Augment your ability to meet the needs of a complex, aging population
- Learn core elements of clinical geriatrics
- Gain the skills needed to foster team-based, gero-friendly initiatives in your workplace
- Enhance your teaching, practice or research portfolio
- Catalyze change within your clinical practice or education setting to better serve older adults
- Strengthen your clinical practice and/or teaching efficacy
- Develop research and evaluation skills
- Expand your interprofessional network
- Become an age-friendly resource for others on your campus or in your practice
- Earn up to 21 CE/CME credits through the Virginia Geriatrics Society's annual conference
The program includes in-person monthly seminars (September - June), independent study, an interprofessional practicum, a capstone project, and two Saturday retreats in the spring. Monthly seminars consist of active learning led by an interprofessional team of educators. CIRCAA will meet via teleconference until in-person events become an option. Learners (called Scholars) must attend at least 70% of the meetings.
Monthly seminars will be held virtually on Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on the following dates: September 21, October 19, November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, and June 14. Virtual retreats are tentatively scheduled for Saturday, January 9, and Saturday, March 6.
Scholars work with VGEC mentors and their fellow Scholars on a capstone project over the course of the program. Scholars work to develop, implement, and evaluate an interprofessional curriculum or practice-based action plan of their own choosing, by incorporating the content and experience provided by the program.
Learners participate in the Richmond Health and Wellness Program, an innovative, interprofessional care coordination and wellness clinic that models age-friendly care of older adults in low-income housing communities.
The program registration fee is $250.