About the GEC

The Florida Coastal Geriatric Resources, Education, and Training Center (GREAT GEC) located within Nova Southeastern University's College of Osteopathic Medicine is one of a national network of 46 Geriatric Education Centers (GEC) funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.

Facilitated by a consortium, the GREAT GEC trains health professions students, faculty, and practitioners using an interprofessional team- and community-based approach, all while remaining sensitive to the unique needs of the ethnically and culturally diverse older adults we serve. A cornerstone of every GEC is to encourage, enhance and continually promote the profession of geriatrics to students at all levels of education. The GREAT GEC's faculty and staff realize that students must be involved in working with older adults to understand and appreciate the reward of a career in geriatrics.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB4HP19211 and title Geriatric Education Centers. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.