Creating Interprofessional Readiness for Complex & Aging Adults (CIRCAA)
CIRCAA is the Faculty and Clinicians Development Program of the Virginia Geriatric Education Center. It is a practical, case-based, person-centered, interprofessional learning experience. The curriculum is guided by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) competencies, as well as discipline-specific competencies, and the Hartford Foundation’s “4Ms” Framework for age-friendly health systems. The program aims to improve care for complex older patients by enhancing the capacity of clinicians and educators to affect patients, learners, and team members. The program includes in-person monthly seminars, independent study, an interprofessional practicum, and a capstone project. Monthly seminars consist of active learning led by an interprofessional team of educators.
The Capstone Project
Learners (called Scholars) work with VGEC mentors and their fellow Scholars on a capstone project over the course of the program. Scholars work to develop, implement, and evaluate an interprofessional curricula or practice-based action plan of their own choosing, by incorporating the content and experience provided by the program. This Virtual Poster Presentation showcases each student’s capstone project.