The TCGEC Distance Learning Initiative offers distant learners the opportunity to engage in online education that meets their learning needs and is taken at their convenience. We've assembled links to pages organized around major geriatrics topics, themes, and online resources, from which one can acquire useful information tailored to their various needs.

We hope you, the distant learner, choose topics that will increase your fund of knowledge and that you use to build a course for your students or content you review prior to writing an information prescription for your patients and/or clients.

Certificate Program

Should you choose to join the dozens of your colleagues presently enrolled and formally enter the TCGEC Professional Development Program, simply do the following:

  1. Register by completing our Online Registration Form.
  2. Complete 40 clock hours of online learning you choose from the Resources List.
  3. Let us know which sites were visited and how you feel that they helped you by completing our Online Time Tracking Form.
  4. If you are associated with another GEC, please inform us so you aren't counted twice as an enrollee or program completer -- e.g., your home GEC should only count you .50 and the TCGEC will count you as a .50 program completer.

See more information about the program and a registration form. 

Completing the Certificate Program

Upon completion of this process, you will be awarded a certificate of completion and counted among the thousands nationwide who are providing better care to older Americans. Your only cost is your time.

You may contact the Distance Learning Coordinator, Ms. Mehrnaz Gill, at (713) 798-5804 or mgill@bcm.edu.