Geriatric medicine

Doctors in geriatric medicine (GM) focus on the clinical, preventive, remedial and social aspects of illness in older people.

This page provides useful information on the nature of the work, the common procedures/interventions, sub-specialties and other roles that may interest you.

Nature of the work

Geriatrics requires expertise in:

Geriatrics is rapidly evolving into both a hospital-based specialty and a specialty concerned with community care. Some specialists have commitments in both primary and secondary care settings and many geriatricians develop one or more special interests such as the management of stroke or Parkinson’s disease.

Geriatricians treat conditions associated with ageing such as:

Common procedures/interventions

These include:


Many geriatricians develop sub-specialty interests such as:

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Other roles that may interest you

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