Modeled after the very successful CRIT (Chief Residents’ Immersion Training) Program developed by Boston University, and initiated by a grant from the funders of that program—the Harford Foundation and American Geriatrics Society, three prior CRIT sessions have been provided in WV. WV-GRIT has evolved from CRIT into a very unique program to address the serious education needs of those who care for the elderly of the Mountain State. We still target Chief Residents of the residency training programs in various specialties, but we also involve trainees and faculty in other fields. The goal is a healthcare professional workforce for West Virginia which is “elder-informed” and ready for the challenges of progressive aging of the population.

WV-GRIT brochure

Contact Program Director Shirley M. Neitch, MD, FACP at or 304-691-1050 for more information.