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Geriatric Medicine Examination Description

An outline of the subject areas covered on the certification examination is included to help candidates prepare for the exam. Candidates should review this outline carefully and focus study on the areas listed. Candidates should be aware that the outline reflects the responses to practice-analysis questionnaires and enables codification of the examination for subsequent analysis of the results. Each question is linked to a specific area of the outline. No question is meant to be obscure or tricky. The percentage of questions in an area conveys the relative importance of each area of the examination. The information in the outline is meant to serve as a study aid only and not as a guarantee of success in taking the certification examination.

Geriatric Medicine Classification System

Subject Area Number of Questions on Exam
1 Aging/Immunology 4
2 Cardiovascular 26
3 Dermatology 9
4 Endocrines 13
5 ENT 7
6 Eye 10
7 Gastroenterology 26
8 Genitourinary 12
9 Geriatric Hematology 6
10 Geriatric Oncology 3
11 Infectious Diseases 11
12 Laboratory Studies & Radiological Imaging 3
13 Long Term Care 9
14 Musculoskeletal Disorders 14
15 Neuropsychiatry 32
16 Pulmonary 15

Geriatric Medicine Examination Study References

You may wish to use the study materials to prepare for the written certification or recertification examinations. The Examinations Committee uses these references to create questions for the examinations.

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