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Geriatric Integrated Team Training
What are the trainees saying about GITT?

"GITT was a good experience and I do recommend it to my colleagues on the geriatric internal medicine rotations." -- Internal Medicine resident

"Since being involved in the GITT Program, I have realized how integral the team concept is in providing health care to the aging population so that everybody knows the total patient." -- Social Work student

"Being a part of the GITT Program has helped prepare me to be an effective practitioner in today's changing health care system." -- Occupational Therapy student

Former GITT trainees to participate in forum

Two former trainees in the Rush GITT Program will be participating in a special forum on geriatric interdisciplinary team training to be held at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America November 17-21, 2000, in Washington, D.C. The two former trainees, Valerie Gruss and Janice Robinson, were selected among a pool of applicants who have participated in GITT programs at one of eight sites around the country.

Ms. Gruss, is a geriatric nurse practitioner and a graduate of the Rush College of Nursing Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Program. She is currently working with a primary care physician specializing in geriatrics in a private practice in Evanston, Illinois.

Ms. Robinson is an occupational therapist and completed her degree at Rush University's Department of Occupational Therapy Program in 1998. She currently teaches occupational therapy at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, South Carolina.



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