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Health professionals specializing in geriatrics represent a unique but scarce resource, playing a critical role to shape the care of older adults. An interdisciplinary, didactic, and experiential learning program has the potential to maximize training opportunities for students planning to care for older adults. This training is critical given the future growth estimates of the older adult population in Iowa.
The three Iowa regent universities, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, and University of Iowa, having academic programs in geriatrics/gerontology, collaborated to develop the following video to publicize careers in aging. Students from each of the three universities explain why it is important to them to pursue a career in geriatrics/gerontology.