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web-GEMs is a series of interactive case modules linked to the AAMC Geriatrics Competencies for medical students, NPs, and PAs. The course is ideal for use within a geriatrics, internal medicine, or family medicine clerkship.  Individual cases can also be integrated into another clerkship or clinical training with an emphasis on core topics, such as neurology, psychiatry, emergency medicine, or OB/GYN.


Key Features

  • Case-based Online Curriculum
  • Addresses AAMC Geriatrics Competencies
  • Peer Reviewed
  • Interactive
  • Student Progress Reports
  • Four Additional IPE Cases

The 26 web-GEMs cases were ­created through a collaborative effort with authors from 27 different institutions.

Faculty Feedback

"web-GEMs address many of AAMC Geriatric Medicine ­Competencies, making selection of cases hard. What a great problem to have, though! The format is similar to SIMPLE, making it familiar for students to navigate. Tracking whether the assigned modules have been completed is incredibly useful. Incorporating the modules’ teaching points into a discussion helps to emphasize the learning points further and extend the classroom effect.” 

-- Thuan Ong, MD, MPH, Clinical Faculty, University of Washington

Student Feedback

“In enjoy doing these modules on my own time much more than having to sit through lectures and would like to do more of them.”

“I liked the opportunity to think of what I would do and compare it to the ‘expert.’”


  • Medication Management in Elders: Anticoagulants
  • Medication Management in Elders: Hypoglycemics
  • Urinary Incontinence in Older Women
  • Dementia
  • Behavioral and Psychiatric Symptoms of Dementia 
  • Delirium
  • Depression in Older Adults
  • Elder Abuse
  • Functional Status and Home Safety for Older Adults
  • Sexuality in Older Adults
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Case: Neck Pain in Older Adults
  • Falls: A Geriatric Syndrome
  • Prognosis and Screening for Older Adults
  • Tube Feeding
  • Abdominal Pain in Older Adults
  • Outpatient Osteoarthritis / Low Back Pain
  • Pneumonia in Older Adults
  • Urinary Tract Infection in Older Adults
  • Urinary Concerns in Older Men
  • Pain Management and Health Literacy
  • Psychological, Social, and Spiritual Needs in Geriatric Care 
  • Hazards of Hospita­lization: Geriatric Patient Safety in the Acute Care Setting
  • Hazards of Hospita­lization: Transitions of Care and Discharge Planning for Geriatric Inpatients
  • Pressure Injuries
  • Restraints 
  • Cultural Competency in Geriatric Care




The development of this course is supported by The Association of Directors of Geriatrics Academic Programs (ADGAP), The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, and the American Geriatrics Society