Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

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Edited By: William B. Applegate

Impact Factor: 3.842

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 2/32 (Gerontology); 8/49 (Geriatrics & Gerontology)

Online ISSN: 1532-5415

Virtual Issue: Geriatric Program Development

Adults aged 65 and older are the fastest growing age group in the world.  In the Asia-Pacific region alone, the number of adults over the age of 60 is expected to triple to more than 1.2 billion by 2050, or one in four adults over age 60.  In China, people over 60 account for 13.3 percent of the country’s population of 1.34 billion.  Given the explosion in the number of older adults, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is working to increase both the number of geriatrics specialists as well as the geriatrics knowledge of all health professionals so they are competent to care for older adults.  The AGS is pleased to publish this virtual collection of articles from the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS), with a focus on the development of geriatrics training programs around the world.


JAGS, which was ranked among the 100 most influential journals in the last century by Biomedical and Life Sciences Division of the Special Libraries Association, is the premier journal focused on clinical geriatrics.  Reaching an international audience, JAGS publishes papers by internationally recognized experts in geriatrics from around the world.


The twelve papers in this virtual issue of JAGS focus on the aging population and the development of geriatrics training programs from a variety of countries, including China, Europe, Singapore, Canada and the United States.




An Industry in the Making: The Emergence of Institutional Elder Care in Urban China

Feng, Z., Zhan, H. J., Feng, X., Liu, C., Sun, M. and Mor, V.


Academic Geriatrics in Singapore

Wong, C. H. and Landefeld, C. S.


An International Model for Geriatrics Program Development in China: The Johns Hopkins–Peking Union Medical College Experience

Leng, S. X., Tian, X., Liu, X., Lazarus, G., Bellantoni, M., Greenough, W., Fried, L. P., Shen, T. and Durso, S. C.


To Investigate the Effect and Cost-Effectiveness of Implementing an Orthogeriatric Intervention for Elderly Patients with Acute Hip Fracture: The Experience in Hong Kong

Ho, W. W. S., Kwan Dai, D. L., Liu, K. W., Chow, K. M., Lau, E., Woo, J. and Leung, K. S.


The Aging Population and Development of Geriatrics in China

Leng, S. X., Tian, X.-p., Durso, S., Lazarus, G., Lu, C., Park, E., Xie, H., Kang, L., Li, D., Shen, T. and Fried, L. P.


Europe-Wide Survey of Teaching in Geriatric Medicine

Michel, J.-P., Huber, P., Cruz-Jentoft, A. J.


China: The Aging Giant

Flaherty, J. H., Liu, M. L., Ding, L., Dong, B., Ding, Q., Li, X. and Xiao, S.


Improving Recruitment into Geriatric Medicine in Canada

Torrible, S. J., Diachun, L. L., Rolfson, D. B., Dumbrell, A. C. and Hogan, D. B.



Creating a Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program in 10 “Easy” Steps

English, S. K. and vanSchagen, J. E.


The Development of Academic Geriatric Medicine: Progress Toward Preparing the Nation's Physicians to Care for an Aging Population

Warshaw, G. A., Bragg, E. J., Brewer, D. E., Meganathan, K. and Ho, M.


A User's Guide to Enhancing Geriatrics in an Undergraduate Medical School Curriculum: The Ten-Step Model to Winning the “Geriatric Game”

Medina-Walpole, A., Clark, N. S., Heppard, B., Dannefer, E., Hall, W. and McCann, R.


Strategies to Advance Geriatric Nursing: The John A. Hartford Foundation Initiatives

Regenstreif, D. I., Brittis, S., Fagin, C. M. and Rieder, C. H.