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The Geriatrics Navigator Program is a novel University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) geriatric curricular initiative that targets first and second year medical and nursing students. Initially conceived by a UMMS medical student, the program is based around the health care encounters of older patients in the ambulatory setting. Students are paired with older patients, whom they “navigate” through outpatient medical encounters to help the patient more fully understand health problems and treatments. The Navigator Program was developed by the University of Massachusetts Medical School Advancing Geriatrics Education (AGE) project, which is supported by a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
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