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Acta Médica Costarricense

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MORALES-MARTINEZ, Fernando. Academic achievements in Geriatrics and Gerontology in Costa Rica. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2020, vol.62, n.3, pp.140-144. ISSN 0001-6002.

The panoramic analysis of demographic information in Costa Rica and Latin America, demonstrates the impact it has and will have the demand for specialized services in Geriatrics and Gerontology at different levels of care in the national health system and the community; which involves a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach due to the complexity of the situations. The historical development of international and national geriatrics, and the invaluable academic contributions in the different teaching modalities: Continuing, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education, with the active participation of the National Hospital of Geriatrics and Gerontology of the Costa Rican Social Security SYSTEM and of The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Costa Rica, places Costa Rica in an advantageous position in this area of human resource training, the academic achievements obtained in the last 28 years allow us to see a more optimistic outlook for older adults in the country.

Keywords : Geriatrics; Gerontology; Teaching; Demography..

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