Creating Interprofessional Readiness for Complex & Aging Adults (CIRCAA) 

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 patients by enhancing the capacity of clinicians and educators to affect patients, learners, and team members.


  • 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
  • Earn up to 21 CE/CME credits through the VGS annual conference

Program Format

The program includes in-person monthly seminars, independent study, an interprofessional practicum, and a capstone project. Monthly seminars consist of active learning led by an interprofessional team of educators. The 9 once-monthly sessions are complemented by free registration to the Virginia Geriatrics Society’s annual conference for CMEs and CEs.

Capstone Project

Learners (called Scholars) work with VGEC mentors and their fellow Scholars on a capstone project over the course of the program. Scholars work to develop, implement, and evaluate an interprofessional curricular or practice-based action plan of their own choosing, by incorporating the content and experience provided by the program.


Learners participate in the Richmond Health and Wellness Program, an innovative, interprofessional care coordination and wellness clinic for older adults in low-income housing communities modeling age-friendly care.


The program registration is $250, which includes classroom materials, lunch and refreshments, and availability of CME/CE credits. Participants will be responsible for hotel accommodations at retreats.