The CRIT program provides case-based training in geriatric principles to chief residents. Developed at Boston University/Boston Medical Center, the CRIT program is entering its 10th year and has been replicated at 29 institutions nationwide.
Chief residents completing CRIT will:
- Gain awareness of geriatric matters
- Enhance knowledge about specific syndromes and practices related to geriatric medicine
- Strengthen leadership and teaching techniques
- Increase multidisciplinary approaches in the care of older adults
CRIT provides the opportunity for chief residents, program directors and geriatrics faculty to network with each other and lays the groundwork for multi- and interdisciplinary connections.
The CRIT Retreat Program
The CRIT retreat program, which will take place in Hershey, Pennsylvania from Saturday, May 3 to Sunday, May 4, 2014, includes an unfolding interactive case divided into three modules following a geriatric patient from presentation to the emergency department to hospital discharge. Each module includes evidence-based mini-lectures on topics in geriatrics, small group interactive exercises and seminars designed to enhance teaching and leadership skills. Each chief resident and program director also attends two consultation sessions to develop an action plan for a project.
Social events are planned to foster relationships across specialties. Meals together, a cocktail hour and a constant changing of the participants in workgroups allows chief residents and program directors to get to know each other by name and connect in ways other than by brief moments of professional collaboration in the hospital.
Aims of CRIT:
- To foster collaboration among disciplines in the management of complex older patients
- To incorporate geriatric principles into teaching and administrative roles as chief residents
- To develop leadership/teaching skills around the care of complex older patients
- To enhance leadership/teaching skills required in the chief resident role
- To develop an achievable project related to resident education or patient care in geriatrics to be carried out during the chief residency year
This event is funded by the Hearst Foundations and Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Testimonials from previous CRIT participants:
“Both in terms of clinical knowledge and systems approaches to teaching and changing care of the elderly, my CRIT experience was critical to my professional development this year.”
“CRIT was a wonderful experience. Not only was the education that I received invaluable, but the networking opportunities that were created among the other specialties helped throughout the year with difficult cases that were co-managed.”
Registration deadline is April 17, 2014.
For more information and to register, contact:
JoAnn Coleman, DNP, ACNP, AOCN
Chief residents, program directors or faculty mentors from Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Good Samaritan Hospital, Greater Baltimore Medical Center and St. Agnes Hospital are invited to attend.