The Victorian Geriatric Medicine Training Program

The Victorian Geriatric Medicine Training Program (VGMTP) was established in 2005 by the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (Victorian Division), with funding from the Victorian Department of Human Services.

 The program aims to improve the care of older people through:

  1. Increasing the number specialist geriatricians through increased recruitment into the training program
  2. Improving the training of specialist geriatricians
  3. Increasing access to specialist geriatricians through a more diversified workforce
  4. Education and training initiatives targeting other stakeholders who provide medical care for older people

The VGMTP uses a variety of education and training approaches to target the needs of different audiences, including the Victorian state-wide training program for specialist trainees and On-line education modules.

The VGMTP has developed a suite of education modules targeting the needs of health professionals in the early stages of their career, and students. Trainees in Geriatric Medicine find them useful for foundation knowledge. They are not intended to cover the topics in the depth required for specialist training.

These modules focus on:

  • Ageing
  • Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
  • Continence
  • Delirium
  • Dementia
  • Falls and Balance
  • Legal Aspects of Ageing
  • Medications
  • Pain
  • Resources

For more information on VGMTP, including the centralised match for specialist training and access to the modules, please visit the VGMTP website.