Fellow wellness is one of our top priorities. In fact, our Chief Fellows are tasked with organizing and planning weekly, monthly, and semi-annual events. We are a diverse group of fellows. As such, we plan out a diverse schedule of events for the year! Here is a list of a few of them:
- Fellow Orientation Social
- Free Museum Nights
- Theater Nights
- Fellowship Retreats
- Holiday Celebrations
- Graduation Celebration
We have 20 fellows each year, including Interventional Cardiology fellows, so there exists a strong sense of camaraderie within our program. We all work together and there is a true sense that we are all on the same team. Outside of work we enjoy our outings, which provide our fellows an opportunity for some free dining and fun. Our fellows are well known for their strong work ethic and dedication to their patients, and we encourage them to be just as committed to their own well-being in life outside of work.
Our fellowship is comprised of fellows with diverse backgrounds. Our Office of International Services (OIS) supports and enhances the international activities and interests of UT Health San Antonio, helping our international visitors adjust to and flourish in their life here. OIS has prepared information and resources to assist our international visitors throughout their time here at UT Heath San Antonio.
Our fellowship is also distinctive with regard to the relationships that exist between fellows and faculty. There is a very collegial atmosphere here and our faculty truly respects each fellow as a colleague, rather than only looking at them as a trainee. They are approachable and truly dedicated to providing the best experience possible for the fellows they are working with.
Local San Antonio
San Antonio, while being the 7th largest city in the United States and the 2nd largest city in Texas, boasts a small-town feel. Mostly known for its tourism, San Antonio has a new, up-and-coming restaurant scene and a local entertainment scene with music, coffee, spirits, and outdoor activities. If the San Antonio Spurs basketball team is not in season, we are only a short drive from the Texas Wine Country outside of Fredericksburg, the live music scene in Austin, and the beach in Corpus Christi. San Antonio is in the process of developing a network of hiking, running, and biking trails. Residents often jog on the trails around the Medical Center or even the 13+ mile Leon Valley Trail or 13+ mile Riverwalk Trail. For those water sports enthusiasts, both Medina lake and Canyon Lake are just a short 1 hour drive away. For those looking for a more relaxed water excursion, the Comal, Frio, and Medina rivers offer great opportunities for tubing. We are especially proud of the recently developed Pearl District – a 22-acre site complete with farmers markets, culinary destinations, 5-star hotel resort, night life, and splash-pad.