Northern Macedonia

Македонско здружение за геријатриска медицина МЗГМ
Macedonian Association for Geriatric Medicine MAGM

Some facts on demography and geriatrics in Northern Macedonia…

Total population: 2 022 547
Percentage above 65 Yr: 14%
Percentage above 80 Yr: 3%

Number of physicians: 7.000
Number of geriatricians: 0
Total number of hospital beds: 8.853
Number of geriatric beds: 192

Geriatrics is not recognised as a speciality

Geriatric medicine is found in...

  • out-patient care settings
  • post-acute rehabilitation hospitals/clinics
  • nursing homes or long term care facilities
  • Specialized hospital for geriatric and palliative medicine in Skopje

Geriatric medicine is a part of the curriculum of the undergraduate training in internal medicine, and other specialties

There is no postgraduate training in geriatric medicine for MD.

Members of the society

Total number of Members: 21
Geriatricians: 0
GP’s: 7
Internists: 7
Nurses: 0
Other therapists: neurologists 2, psychiatrists 2, epidemiologist 1, dermatologist 1, clinical biochemistry 1

Annual Report 2023 - Macedonian Association for Geriatric Medicine – MAGM

Other activities…

The Macedonian Association for Geriatric Medicine (MAGM) is an independent specialist and scientific organization within Macedonian Medical Association (MMA), which deals with the study of issues on the field of geriatric medicine and aims to encourage scientific research in this area, contributing to the development of geriatrics through the organization of specialistic-scientific events, as well as collaborating with international organization in the field.

MAGM plan and organize regular scientific meetings four times a year on the subject of frailty and sarcopenia, comprehensive geriatric assessment, the issue of polypharmacy and multimorbidity in the elderly, cognitive impairment and dementia, falls, fragile fractures, osteporosis etc.


Contact details

The president of the Society:
Dr Biljana Petreska-Zovic

General Assembly member in the EuGMS:
Dr Biljana Petreska-Zovic

Young Geriatricinas Group Coordinator:
Dr Dima Ilieska



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