ExpiresAugust 31, 2020
American Geriatrics Society
There is a significant shortfall of trained geriatricians to meet the healthcare needs of the older adult population, and older people are likely to need non-primary care from non-geriatrician specialists. The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) developed the Geriatrics Virtual Patient Cases in order to provide non-geriatrician specialists with guidance on best practices in the care of older adults. This specific case will improve the skill of non-geriatrician diplomates in addressing goals of care and shared decision making with geriatric patients.
ABMS Member Board Approvals by Type
ABMS MOC Part II Self-Assessment Activity
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
ABMS MOC Part II CME Activity
Psychiatry and Neurology
NOTE: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement. Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.
1. Set priorities for surgery versus medical management in the treatment of older adults.
2. Set clear goals of care for older patients.
3. Set patient-centered care goals versus disease-specific care goals.
Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice
CME Credit Type
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Scientists, Rural, Urban, VA/Military