The VGEC is a consortium, with leadership based at the Virginia Center on Aging in the VCU School of Allied Health Professions. Our consortium members are:
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Allied Health Professions, one of only a few institutions in the country that provides education in the major allied health professions, ranks among the top programs in allied health in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report. The Virginia Center on Aging in the VCU School of Allied Health Professions hosts the Virginia Geriatric Education Center.
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Eastern Virginia Medical School has provided education in medicine, biomedical sciences and other health professions (e.g., physician assistants, surgical assistants and art therapy) in Southeastern Virginia since 1973. EVMS’ participation in the VGEC will enable physician, psychology and physician-assistant trainees and students from the Old Dominion University School of Nursing, the Norfolk State University Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work and other community partners to focus on elder-care training.
University of Virginia
A national leader in nursing education, The University of Virginia School of Nursing holds a firm commitment to clinical excellence, robust research and evidence-based practice and the cultivation of leadership in students and faculty. The school’s research strengths include rural health care and complementary and alternative therapies with increasing attention to geriatrics and oncology.