Geriatrics for Primary Care Providers & Hospitalists


A review of relevant and timely topics encountered in the care of older adults. This activity is designed to educate primary care providers and hospitalists with a diverse patient population to manage common geriatric presentations effectively. The activity will focus on geriatric clinical issues commonly encountered in both inpatient and outpatient care settings. 

This activity is jointly provided by Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. 

Target Audience

Primary Care Providers, Internists, Family Medicine Practitioners, Hospitalists, General Medicine, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Apply current evidence-based concepts in geriatric medicine to daily practice caring for elders
  • Identify psychosocial problems and ethical issues in decision-making
  • Diagnose and manage the major geriatric syndromes

  • Identify basic principles of geriatric medicine


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Ethics
  • 4.00 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Method of Participation

This activity is in an online video module format and includes didactic presentations.

To receive a certificate you should:

  • View the presentations in this enduring material.
  • Complete the posttest (you must answer 7 out of 10 questions correctly).
  • Complete and submit the CME/CE evaluation form.

The estimated time to complete this activity, including review of the materials, is 4.00 hour(s).

Hardware/software requirements: Activities should be run with recent versions of common browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome.

If you have questions about the participation process, please e-mail the Office of Continuing Medical Education, or phone 713.798.8237.

Term of Approval

November 2020 through November 2022. Original release date: November 2020


This CME/CE activity is designed for use by healthcare professionals for educational purposes only. Information and opinion offered by the contributors represent their viewpoints. Conclusions drawn by the participant should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. Prescription information and use of medical devices should be undertaken only after confirmation of information by consulting the FDA-approved uses and information.

Baylor College of Medicine makes every effort to have accurate information presented, no warranty, expressed or implied, is offered. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

Links are provided to other Internet sites solely for the convenience of users. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the site's terms and conditions of use including copyright and licensing restrictions.


The Division of Continuing Professional Development (DCPD) makes every effort to develop CME/CE activities that are scientifically based, accurate, current, and objectively presented. In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support SM, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) has implemented a mechanism requiring everyone in a position to control the content of an educational activity (e.g., directors, planning committee members, contributors, peer reviewers) to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests (drug/device companies) and manage/resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. Individuals must disclose to participants the existence or non-existence of financial relationships: 1) at the time of the activity or within 12 months prior; and 2) of their spouses/partners.

Baylor College of Medicine does not view the existence of interests or relationships with commercial entities as implying bias or decreasing the value of a presentation. It is up to the participants to determine whether the interests or relationships influence the presenter with regard to exposition or conclusions.

If at any time during this activity you feel that there has been commercial or promotional bias, please inform us by using the commercial bias comments box in the evaluation form. Please answer the questions about balance in the CME/CE activity evaluation candidly.

Some drugs/devices identified during this activity may have United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for specific purposes only or for use in restricted research settings. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the individual physician to determine the FDA status of each drug or device that he/she wishes to use in clinical practice and to use the products in compliance with the applicable law.

Baylor College of Medicine requires that all contributors disclose an unlabeled use or investigational use (not yet approved for any purpose) of pharmaceutical and medical device products, and provide adequate scientific and clinical justification for such use. Physicians are urged to fully review all the available data on products or procedures before using them to treat patients.

The following individual(s) has/have reported financial or other relationship(s) with commercial entities whose products/services may relate to the educational content of this activity:


The following individual(s) has/have reported no financial or other relationships with commercial entities whose products/services may relate to the educational content of this activity:


Peer Review

In Octiber 2020, this continuing medical education online enduring material was reviewed by <<PEER REVIEWER INFORMATION>>. To ensure the continued scientific relevance of this enduring material, its content will be reviewed again in October 2022.


AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The presentation, Capacity and Behavioral Issues in Dementia, has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 0.50 credits of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.


Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 4.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.



Available Credit

  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Ethics
  • 4.00 Participation
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Required Hardware/software

Activities should be run with recent versions of common browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome.