Geriatrics Interest Group (GIG)

Our Mission

In addition to following the guidelines set forth by the American Geriatrics Society students, our chapter aims to organize campus-wide activities across medical, physical therapy, and physician assistant health professions programs to further students' understanding of geriatrics and its intersection with all of healthcare. Our focus will be on education and service in the context of interdisciplinary, evolving care. Finally, we will work to enhance the visibility of geriatric medicine within medical education and to support and encourage education related to aging and eldercare.

Past Events

Living and Dying on the Streets - Summer 2020

In partnership with the Office of Diversity and Inclusionhttps://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/newsroom/news/event-explores-impact-homelessness-health-and-end-life-care

A Cultural Perspective on Aging - Fall 2016

Healthy Aging: Its not an Oxymoron - Fall 2016

"How to Live Forever" Movie Screening - Spring 2016

Physician's Personal Perspectives on Aging - August 2016

Medical Equipment for Older Adults - September 2016

Current Club Leadership

Alexis Bailey - acbailey19@email.arizona.edu

Current Faculty Advisor:

Dr. Fran Roberts


Club Leadership 2016-2017Chris Bean- Chrisbeann@email.arizona.eduPast Faculty Advisor Dr. Georgia Hall, PhD, MPH

Associated Websites

American Geriatrics Society: http://www.americangeriatrics.org/

Medical Students Training in Aging Research http://www.afar.org/research/funding/mstar