Academic Track Geriatrics Fellowship

For those interested in a career in academic medicine, we also offer two or three-year fellowship programs. After completion of the one-year clinical fellowship, fellows have protected time in years two and three to learn how to teach, conduct research, publish and write grants. We offer four academic tracks including, Clinician-Educator Track, Basic Science Research Track, Clinical Research Track, and Health Outcomes Research Track.

For more information about our geriatric fellowships, including a sample curriculum, please visit the website for our John A. Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Education.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Since 1999, we have offered fellowships in Palliative Medicine. In 2008, we received ACGME accreditation for our Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship, which is open to physicians from a wide variety of medical or surgical specialties. In addition, nurses, social workers, psychologists or chaplains desiring an intensive, one-year clinical experience in palliative medicine also participate in the Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship Program sponsored by the South Texas Veterans Health Care System Audie L. Murphy Memorial Hospital. Fellows from both programs participate together in weekly didactic and discussion sessions facilitated by members of our Division or other Faculty and Staff.

Prior to starting the fellowship, physician candidates must have completed residency training in one of the following sponsoring American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Boards:

Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Neurology, Radiology or Surgery

Fellowship activities include:
  • Ambulatory Palliative Care
  • Ethics
  • Home Hospice
  • Inpatient Hospice
  • Introduction to Clinical Investigation
  • Oncology Clinic and Assessment
  • Pain Clinic
  • Palliative Care Consultation Services
  • Pediatric Palliative Care
  • Mentored Research
  • Teaching Skills Development
  • Tailored Electives
  • Geriatric Syndromes and Assessment

Fellowship Highlights

The division of Geriatrics offers comprehensive curricula including patient care, educational methods and skills, clinical research, community outreach and leadership. We offer one-on-one mentorship and protected time to develop original research projects in Palliative Medicine. Fellows will experience a wide variety of clinical settings, including inpatient and outpatient clinics, consultation services, hospice, home care and ambulatory care. Networking opportunities are also available with local and national organizations. Fellows are encouraged to have close interaction and collaboration with other sub-specialties and disciplines. Training and skills to care for rural and underserved populations, as well as culturally competent curricular to provide appropriate care to minority populations, are available. All fellows are also given the flexibility to accommodate individual professional interests.

Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship

This is a comprehensive program designed to train interdisciplinary fellows in the areas of medicine, nursing, social work, chaplaincy, and psychology that provides well-balanced training to achieve expertise in providing state-of-the-art palliative care. One of only six such programs in the US, this fellowship provides trainees with a unique opportunity to develop as leaders in the field of Interdisciplinary Palliative Care. Our mission is to develop leaders in the sub-specialty of Palliative Care who will provide the best services to our community and beyond.

How to apply

We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and applications for our geriatric fellowship programs should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Have Questions? Contact our program coordinator, Krysta Sargent by phone at 210-617-5311 or by email.

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