The number of older adults receiving nursing home care is expected to rise from 1.2 million in 2000 to 2.7 million in 2040. To meet this increase, a geriatric-focused physician workforce with expertise in nursing home care is desperately needed. Yet, as of 2001, only 13 percent of graduating internal medicine residents felt prepared to care for this population. The Foundation Futures Program was established in 2001 to inform and educate clinicians regarding the needs of nursing home residents. Since inception, the program has hosted 985 participants, of which 26% remained members of AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PA/LTC) and 14% have become Certified Medical Directors (CMD). We present the 2017 Foundation for PA/LTC Medicine Futures survey results and provide personal reflections of past participants.
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