A group of medical students at the University of Aberdeen have formed what is believed to be Europe’s first undergraduate medical society for the promotion of geriatric medicine and quality care for older people.
The Geriatric Medicine Student Society (GEMSS) is a forum for students with a special interest in care of the elderly and its main aims are to:
- Provide members with further educational opportunities in the care of older people
- Promote both geriatric medicine as a career and the improvement of standards of care of older people across all medical specialties
- Offer opportunities to interact and learn from older people in a number of community and healthcare settings.
- Promote research about efficacy of services and treatments available for older people