A hefty grant is heading to Florida State University's College of Medicine. The amount is $2 million for the college's geriatrics program.
FSU is one of only five medical schools in the country with an actual department devoted to geriatrics.
The goal of the grant is to improve the health care of older adults through physician education.
"We will be recruiting active older adults in the community to teach our medical students. They will share with them experiences in health care, their perceptions and changes to doctor-patient relationships over the years. They will share what kinds of experiences they have had," says Lisa Granville, associate chair and professor with FSU's Department of Geriatrics.
The money will also be used for faculty development at the FSU College of Medicine’s four regional campuses.