The Paradoxical Decline of Geriatric Medicine as a Profession

JAMA. 2023 Aug 22;330(8):693-694. doi: 10.1001/jama.2023.11110.
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Plain language summary

In this Viewpoint, author Jerry Gurwitz discusses the attrition of geriatric medicine as a profession, attributing it in part to societal attitudes about aging and compounded by the negative effects of lower compensation and lack of career prestige.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Career Choice*
  • Geriatrics* / education
  • Geriatrics* / statistics & numerical data
  • Geriatrics* / trends
  • Humans
  • Students, Medical* / statistics & numerical data
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • United States / epidemiology