Creating Interprofessional Readiness for Complex & Aging Adults (CIRCAA) 

APPLY HERE: 2022-2023 Application

This interprofessional curriculum is guided by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) competencies, as well as discipline-specific competencies, and the Hartford Foundation’s “4Ms” Framework for age-friendly health systems. The program aims to improve care for complex older adults by enhancing the capacity of clinicians and educators to affect patients, learners, and team members.

The program includes monthly seminars, two in-person overnight retreats, independent study, and a Quality Improvement Project. Monthly seminars consist of active learning and case-based discussions led by an interprofessional team of educators. 


  • Augment your ability to meet the needs of a complex, aging population
  • Learn core elements of clinical geriatrics
  • Gain the skills needed to foster team-based, gero-friendly initiatives in your workplace
  • Enhance your teaching, practice or research portfolio
  • Catalyze change within your clinical practice or education setting to better serve older adults
  • Strengthen your clinical practice and/or teaching efficacy
  • Develop research and evaluation skills
  • Expand your interprofessional network
  • Become an age-friendly resource for others on your campus or in your practice
  • Continuing Education credits will be offered (details to come).


• Engaged attendance of at least 70% of the monthly sessions and retreats.
• Complete and present a Quality Improvement Project.
• Complete reading and assignments each month in preparation for meeting activities and discussion

Quality Improvement Project

Learners (called Scholars) will work with Virginia Geriatric Education Center (VGEC) mentors and their fellow Scholars on a Quality Improvement Project over the course of the program. Scholars will develop, implement, and evaluate an interprofessional curricular or practice-based quality improvement project action plan, incorporating the content and experience provided by the program. View past project presentations here: CIRCAA Capstone Project Poster Presentations

Cost: $1,000 Registration Fee

All-inclusive registration fee includes retreat costs (two hotel rooms, meals, etc.) and registration at either the Virginia Geriatrics Society or Southern Gerontological Society conference in April 2023.


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In support of improving patient care, VCU Health Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


VCU Health Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 40.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


VCU Health Continuing Education designates this activity for a maximum of 40.0 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This activity provides 40.0 contact hours (.40 CEUs) of continuing education credit. ACPE Universal Activity Number (UAN): XXXX

NOTE FOR PHARMACISTS: Upon closing of the online evaluation, VCU Health CE will upload the pharmacy related continuing education information to CPE Monitor within 60 days. Per ACPE rules, VCU Health CE does not have access nor the ability to upload credits requested after the evaluation closes. It is the responsibility of the pharmacist or pharmacy technician to provide the correct information [NABP ePID and DOB (in MMDD format)] in order to receive credit for participating in a CE activity.

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2022-2023 Tentative Agenda




September 16, 2022

2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Introduction to CIRCAA

The 4Ms


Quality Improvement Project 


VCU College of Health Professions, Richmond

October 21, 2022

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

October 22, 2022

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Quality Improvement

Evolving Case Study

In-Person Retreat

Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center, Glen Allen

November 18, 2022

2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 



December 16, 2022

2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 



January 20, 2023

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

January 21, 2023

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

What Matters


In-Person Retreat

Eastern Virginia hotel, location TBD

February 17, 2023

2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 



March 17, 2023

2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

Integration of the Four Ms


April 21, 2023

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.



Integration of the Four Ms, continued. Time for one-on-one meetings with mentors. Optional conference opportunities.* 


May 19, 2023

2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Project Presentations



VCU College of Health Professions, Richmond 

*Scholars encouraged to attend one of two optional conferences. 

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2022-2023 CIRCAA Brochure

Funding for this program is provided by the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Department of Health and Human Services under Grant No. U1QHP28744.