Geriatrics as a Profession

As we age, our needs and expectations change—and our health care should follow suit. Geriatrics is the healthcare specialty dedicated exclusively to providing high-quality, person-centered care for older adults.

Geriatrics healthcare professionals include doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, social workers, and many others with unique skills for evaluating and managing health and care for older men and women.

Learn more here about what geriatrics is, why it’s important, and where your career path might take you in this growing healthcare specialty.

Geriatrics Education and Training

Interested in starting a student or resident chapter of AGS at your local institution? Contact Lauren Kopchik, Senior Membership Communication Coordinator at for details.