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Table 3 Emerging themes from qualitative analysis of semi-structured interviews

From: A mixed methods evaluation of a 4-week geriatrics curriculum in strengthening knowledge and comfort among orthopaedic surgery residents

1. Awareness and comfort in geriatric medicine competencies
• A sense of increased comfort in various competencies involved in geriatric assessment and management, noted by both residents and nursing staff
2. Geriatric competencies strengthened by the curriculum:
• Sensitization to Holistic Care and Medical Complexity
• Communication with Older Adults
• Collaborative Relationships
3. Improving the Orthogeriatrics curriculum
• Suggestions for improvements in curricular design, such as pre-operative management of elective cases, psychosocial dynamics with caregivers and families, and different pain management modalities