Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

The UT Health San Antonio Geriatric Medicine Fellowship focuses on preparing the next generation of geriatricians to be leaders in academic and clinical venues.

The one-year fellowship offers training to those interested in increasing their competence in:

  • Managing the 5Ms of Geriatrics: Mind, Mobility, Medications, Multicomplexity, and Matters Most
  • Primary and consultative care for older adults
  • Care of older adults across multiple clinical settings
  • Clinical teaching and curriculum development
  • Research and quality improvement in the older adult population

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program Aims:

To prepare fellows with the professional behaviors, attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary to be competent and compassionate geriatricians

To expose fellows to opportunities preparing them to become clinical and academic leaders who employ strategies for life-long learning

To prepare our trainees to practice team-based care in health settings that are constantly evolving and changing

Rotations are Organized by the 5Ms Structure:

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All 5Ms
Continuity Clinic (Longitudinal)Long-Term Care Continuity Experience (Longitudinal)
Geriatric Trauma Co-Management Service (5 blocks)Rural Geriatric Medicine (1 block)
Home Based Primary Care (2 blocks)
Geriatric Psychiatry (2 blocks)Neurology (1 block)
Rehabilitation (2 blocks)Wound Care (1 block)
Specialty Geriatrics (1 block)
Hospital in the Home (1 block)Medicine Specialty / Sensory (1 block)
Community Living Center (2 blocks)
Matters Most
VA Palliative Care Consult Service (1 block)UHS Palliative Care Consult Service (1 block)
Fellow's Choice
Elective (3 block)
Research (1 block)Introduction to Clinical Investigation (1 block)

How to Apply:

Applicants must:

  • Have completed an ACGME-accredited Residency Program in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine prior to starting their Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
  • Be U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the U.S., or have a J-1 Visa

Applications for the UT Health San Antonio Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program are submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) . The following documentation is required with your ERAS application:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation—one must be from your residency program director
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination transcript
  • ECFMG certificate for graduates of international medical schools





ERAS applications are typically open for submission mid-July for a position starting on July 1st of the following year. Based on preliminary review of complete applications, interviews will be offered to selected applicants. Interview season typically runs from August to the beginning of November.

Our program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), and all our fellowship positions are offered through this mechanism.
NRMP # 1722151F0

Contact Us:

Name & TitleEmailPhone
Becky Powers, MD
Program Director
Jeanette Ross, MD
Associate Program Director
Melissa Welch
Program Coordinator- Senior