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The purpose of the GACA program is to support the career development of junior faculty as academic geriatricians or academic geriatrics specialists.
Eligible applicants per Section 753(b)(2) provides that eligible entities are those described in paragraph (1), (3), or (4) of section 799B or section 801(2) or “another accredited health professions school or graduate program approved by the Secretary.”
The legislative authority includes the following:
• accredited health professions schools or graduate programs approved by the Secretary including schools of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, allied health, physician assistant programs, chiropractic, podiatric medicine, optometry, public health, and veterinary medicine.
• accredited graduate programs in health administration and behavioral health and mental health practice including clinical psychology, clinical social work, professional counseling, and marriage and family therapy
• Tribes and tribal organizations are eligible if they otherwise meet the eligibility requirements.
Jacqueline Friedman Kreinik, MS, RN