Thursday, April 30, 2009

Shortage of Geriatricians?

I guess pediatrics is more profitable...

From the Chronicle of Higher Education:

April 29, 2009

Number of Geriatricians Falls Short as Boomers Enter Retirement, Journal Reports

The number of geriatricians is declining even as baby boomers become “senior boomers,” bringing with them multiple chronic conditions that their physicians might not be adequately trained to manage, according to a series of articles and commentaries in the May issue of Academic Medicine, a publication of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

The articles outline a number of ways medical schools can and, the authors argue, should step up their geriatric training.

I've noted this problem in the past, please see:

How Do We Reward the Great Work of Geriatricians at BigU?
(We close the geriatrics division and they move to Johns Hopkins...)

[Hit the Road, Jack..]

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