Core Competencies

Existing Formal Geriatrics Competencies and Milestones

The following healthcare disciplines have formalized geriatrics competencies approved by at least one national organization. Certification in these competencies varies by discipline. Some have formal certification pathways and some do not.

Physician Competencies

Medical Students (MDs and DOs)

Geriatric Medicine Fellows

Emergency Medicine

Internal Medicine & Family Medicine

Psychiatry

Surgery

Competencies for Interprofessional Healthcare Providers

Gerontologists

Nurses

Occupational Therapists

Personal Care Workers

Pharmacists

Physical Therapists

Psychologists

Social Workers