Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center - Education
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Centers (national network) collectively provide more geriatric-specific training than any other entity. Our Eastern Colorado GRECC has several education programs with national, regional and local reach.
Associated Health Training Program
Established to meet the statutory obligation of training the workforce of the VA healthcare system, the Associated Health Training Program is VA’s flagship training program. The Eastern Colorado GRECC program has grown every year, both in terms of absolute numbers of trainees and in terms of the number of disciplines involved.
We support 8 training slots and 12 trainees representing: audiology, pharmacy, psychology, physical therapy, and social work. Geriatric medicine fellows from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus participate with Associated Health Trainees through core didactic opportunities, clinical huddles and shadowing opportunities. We continue to find synergies with the nurse residency program at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center.
Trainees participate as a cohort in a core curriculum that is aligned with formal, published discipline-specific competencies, with the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) competencies serving as a common anchor.
2021-22 GRECC Associated Health trainees
Caroline Bourgeois - audiology
Ceceli Bonitto - audiology
Meara Melton - geriatric medicine
Thomas Johnson - geriatric medicine
Erin “Tate” Drees - pharmacy (PGY1)
Kellen Greenwell - pharmacy (PGY1)
Dominic Cheung - pharmacy (PGY1)
Brandi Brucato - pharmacy (PGY1)
Zaynib Hassan - pharmacy (PGY1)
Susie Kim - pharmacy (PGY2)
Lauren Cohen - psychology
Olivia Urich - social work
Anna Hautzinger - social work
Brandon Rowley - social work
Michelle Davis - physical therapy
Tiffany Hirsch - speech therapy