American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Student Chapter

Academic, Service

By 2030, the number of adults age 65 and older is expected to double, and almost one out of five Americans will be 65 years or older.

As U-M's chapter of the American Geriatrics Society, we understand that rapid changes in patient demographics will affect most, if not all, of our careers as physicians. The U-M American Geriatrics Society student chapter's mission is to interest physicians-in-training in the field of geriatrics, enhance the visibility of geriatric medicine at the medical school level, and to provide educational programs on geriatric medicine. Throughout the year, AGS organizes many activities to serve the elderly population in the surrounding community. Activities such as the annual flu shot clinic, Medshovelers, and Silver Club have been continuing successes. In addition to those programs, the U-M AGS also organizes a senior health fair each spring, and offers research and career opportunities for students interested in all aspects of Geriatrics.