The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received funding from The Hearst Foundation for a 24-month (2013-2015) grant to implement the Geriatrics Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) program. Dr. Debra Bynum and Dr. Kevin Biese will serve as Co-Principal Investigators, overseeing the progress and planning of the retreat, development of lectures with the speakers, evaluating the program, and meet with chief residents to review results Action Projects after the retreats. Dr. Isao Iwata and Dr. Ellen Roberts will function as co-investigators with considerable expertise in graduate medical education and training.
At present there are 15 programs who have committed to send one rising chief resident to the conference. The goal of CRIT is to foster interspecialty collaboration in the management of complex older patients. The retreat will also continue to foster the development of teaching and leadership skills.
The first CRIT retreat is scheduled May 2-4, 2014 at Carolina Beach, NC. For more information contact Carol Julian, Coordinator, CRIT Grant at email@example.com.